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17 March 2014

Family offices gravitate towards long time frames of private equity investmentp

Often family offices display an inherent appetite for private equity, most probably as there tends to be history of investment activity that has many parallels in an asset class which offers an ideal strategy for inter-generational investing.

17 March 2014

Carlyle, subsidiary NGP Energy in talks for $2bn Encana Corp gas field

T Global buyout giant Carlyle and its portfolio company NGP Energy are reportedly in advanced talks to buy a Wyoming natural gas field from Encana Corporation for about $2bn.

17 March 2014

Investors seek freedom to ‘think ahead of the LP crowd’p

Limited partners are increasingly becoming aware of the need to have confidence in their own investment staff - specifically the need to have the freedom and the ability to go deep into certain markets and to leverage their resources

14 March 2014

Greyrock gathers almost half of target for third mezzanine vehiclep

dollars_170sq Mezzanine investor Greyrock Capital has pulled in almost half of the $200m it is targeting for its biggest-ever fund. GCG Investors III has registered just shy of $96m of commitments from 29 LPs according to a filing with the US securities regulator. AltAssets revealed last March that the firm was back in the market with the[...]

13 March 2014

Eaton Partners expands North American and Asian teams with six hires

boardroom2_lrg Placement agent Eaton Partners has strengthened its distribution team by making four new hires in the US and Asia.

13 March 2014

TPG raises $479 for inaugural CLO fund

Texas private equity firm TPG has raised $479m for its first collateralised loan obligation vehicle.

13 March 2014

Kerogen Capital backs Asia Pacific oil & gas exploration company Twinza

Energy-focused private equity firm Kerogen Capital has invested $27m in Twinza Oil, a private Asia Pacific-focused exploration and production company.

13 March 2014

LPs increase demand for Asian real estate funds despite wider regional problemsp

Asian private real estate investment is becoming increasingly popular with US and European LPs despite an overall slowdown in the region’s growth and uncertainty about its economies, new research suggests.

11 March 2014

Aztec Group opens Stockholm office to target Nordics

Fund services provider Aztec Group is set to step up its coverage of the Nordic private equity space by opening a new office in Stockholm, Sweden.s

11 March 2014

Starwood Capital pays £232m for UK hotel and conference chain De Vere Venues

de vere hotel Global real estate investor Starwood Capital has paid £232m for UK hotel and conference centre operator De Vere Venues from De Vere Group.

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