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16 July 2014

Actis hires ex PwC, Innovest exec as responsible investment director

Shami Nissan Actis Emerging markets-focused private equity firm Actis has hired former PwC sustainability and climate change team member Shami Nissan as a director in its responsible investment team.

9 July 2014

KKR buys large majority stake in global oil, gas business OEG for more than $100m

oilfield-pump-jack-2-72236-m Private equity firm KKR has tapped its own balance sheet to buy a large majority interest in oil and gas specialist equipment provider OEG Offshore Group.

9 July 2014

Aberdeen’s secondaries real estate fund of funds smashes target by reaching €300m hard cap

door knocker Aberdeen Asset Management has reached the €300m hard cap for its oversubscribed European Secondaries Property Fund of Funds.

9 July 2014

Global ECM volume exceeds $500bnp

pluribus Global equity capital markets have hit the highest level in the year to date, according to a recent research report.

9 July 2014

JP Morgan offshore tech fund registers nearly $300m in two weeksp

wires-in-my-hand-809036-m The asset management arm of JP Morgan has attracted more than $344.5m for its second offshore digital fund with more than 200 LPs committing capital to the vehicle.

9 July 2014

AltAssets LP-GP Network passes 5,000 funds mark as demand for performance data grows

graph bar chart The number of funds the AltAssets LP-GP Network offers detailed performance data for has passed the 5,000 mark as interest in the networking service continues to build.

8 July 2014

Venture funding in solar sector soarsp

solarrr The solar sector energy enjoyed a strong second quarter thanks in part to a substantial increase in venture capital funding, said Mercom Capital. Global venture funding in the second quarter came to $432m across 21 deals compared with $251m across 26 deals in the first three months of the year. Total funding including private equity,[...]

7 July 2014

Equity International former head Garrabrant launches first Jaguar Growth PE fund

jaguar-1-426091-m Former CEO of Equity International Gary Garrabrant is believed to be launching his first fund through startup real estate firm Jaguar Growth Partners.

7 July 2014

Large insurers ‘more inclined’ to invest in infrastructure through private equityp

power-plant-1109803-m Insurance companies are in the best position to fill an infrastructure funding gap of $5oobn a year with private equity firms set to benefit, according to a study published this week.

7 July 2014

Ares Management buys Brussels-based business park for €83.4m

Business park pegasus Ares Mangement’s real estate funds arm has bought Pegasus Business Park from UK REIT SEGRO for €83.4m.

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