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8 April 2011

Langham Hall appointed as administrator for Cubera Nordic secondaries fund

Private equity and real estate fund administrator Langham Hall has been appointed as the Guernsey administrator to Nordic investor Cubera Private Equity’s sixth fund.

8 April 2011

Toys “R” US IPO may be delayed

Private equity-backed retailer Toys “R” Us may postpone a long-anticipated IPO as a result of sluggish sales over the holiday period.

7 April 2011

Vine Capital to acquire Nigeria’s Afribank

New York sub-Saharan Africa-focused private equity firm Vine Capital has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire Nigeria’s Afribank in the latest acquisition in the country’s banking sector.

7 April 2011

Private equity drives double digit returns for CalPERS

Private equity was a key driver behind a 12.5 per cent return on the investment portfolio of US pension fund the California Public Employees’ Retirement Fund (CalPERS), despite continuing losses in real estate.

7 April 2011

Andreessen Horowitz raises $200m co-investment fund

US venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz has raised $200m for a new co-investment fund, which will invest alongside the firm’s Fund II.

7 April 2011

Cerberus’ Freedom Group seeks to hold fire on IPO

Rifle and ammunition manufacturer Freedom Group, a portfolio company of New York private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management, is seeking to pull its planned IPO, 17 months after filing.

7 April 2011

Asian funds slower to cut fees than western counterparts

Asia Pacific-focused private equity funds are not cutting fees below two per cent like their peers in the West, according to a survey by Hong Kong-based fund manager Squadron Capital.

7 April 2011

AlpInvest picks up $800m in fund stakes from CalPERS

Dutch fund of funds AlpInvest has acquired $800m in private equity fund interests from US pension fund CalPERS.

7 April 2011

BNP Paribas Clean Energy acquires Northern Ireland wind farm

The clean energy investment arm of French banking group BNP Paribas has acquired the operator of a 25MW wind farm in Northern Ireland.

7 April 2011

Bumper IPOs stand out in Q1 2011

The first quarter of 2011 was dominated by some of the largest private equity-backed initial public offerings (IPOs) in history, according to the latest analysis by Ernst and Young.

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