Saturday, February 16, 2019

Fund news

Features

Why PE houses are increasingly selling stakes in themselves to investor...

The rising trend for private equity firms selling off non-controlling stakes to investor funds is gaining increased traction in Europe following a strong start in the US. PwC head of PE tax Mark Wardle, PE director Oliver Williams and PE solicitor Tim Sydor investigate the reasoning behind the upsurge.

LP News

CalPERS sets aside $1.1bn for IVP, PAG and KKR private equity...

The California Public Employees' Retirement System has named funds managed by Insight Venture Partners, PAG and KKR among recipients of $1.1bn of commitments.

Knowledge Bank

Setter Capital report shows record secondaries activity reached $79.7bn last year

The value of secondaries deals in the alternative assets markets surged to a massive $79.7bn last year according to research from Setter Capital, smashing 2017's record of $60.7bn.

Popular Articles

Indonesia’s Intudo Ventures closes Fund II on $50m

Indonesian venture capital firm Intudo Ventures has closed its second fund on $50m of capital commitments.

CenterGate Capital to back Mid-State Industrial Maintenance

CenterGate Capital Partners has agreed to invest in equipment maintenance business Mid-State Industrial Maintenance.

Spark Capital seeks $1.2bn in double fundraise

Venture investment house Spark Capital is looking to raise up to $1.2bn for two new vehicles.

CalPERS sets aside $1.1bn for IVP, PAG and KKR private equity funds

The California Public Employees' Retirement System has named funds managed by Insight Venture Partners, PAG and KKR among recipients of $1.1bn of commitments.

Hellman & Friedman, Blackstone up Scout24 offer to €5.7bn

Buyout majors Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone have offered an increased €5.7bn for Scout 24 in the wake of the German online marketplace snubbing their previous takeover bid.

Mason Wells closes $160m sale of water treatment business Aquion

Midwest US private equity player Mason Wells has confirmed the $160m sale of water treatment equipment manufacturer Aquion to trade buyer Pentair.

FTV Capital promotes trio after five years with firm

FinTech and enterprise technology-focused US growth equity house FTV Capital has made a trio of promotions.

Lone Star crushes Fund XI target to reach $8.2bn of new firepower

Dallas-based buyout house Lone Star Fund has crushed its target for its eleventh flagship vehicle by hauling in $8.2bn of capital commitments.

Clear Ventures returns to fundraising, eyes up to $175m for sophomore vehicle

Silicon Valley tech investor Clear Ventures is back fundraising for its sophomore vehicle, less than three years after closing its $120m debut fund.

Main Post follows $700m Fund II close with Not Your Mother’s buyout

Main Post Partners has followed the $700m final close of its sophomore fund by backing the parent company of haircare brand Not Your Mother's.

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