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28 September 2012

Tribeca Venture Partners nears halfway mark for $100m fund $

hirsch_sq Tribeca Venture Partners, a firm set up by former GSA partner Brian Hirsch and ex Kodiak dealmaker Chip Meakem, is nearing the halfway mark for a $100m fund that invests in seed and early-stage technology companies in New York.

28 September 2012

Apollo-backed Realogy targets $1bn IPO

real-estate_lrg Apollo Global-backed real estate services company Realogy Holdings hopes to hit a $3.51bn valuation during its IPO later this year.

28 September 2012

Carlyle continues push into debt markets with latest CLO fund $

new-york-5_sq Carlyle has continued its push into global debt markets with the closure of its latest Collateralised Loan Obligation fund – the Nasdaq-listed buyout giant’s third new-issue CLO in under a year.

28 September 2012

Gimv announces staff shakeup amid major restructure

bricklaying_170sq Belgian buyout house Gimv has shaken up its executive committee amid a major restructuring of its investment platforms.

28 September 2012

HIG Capital credit arm Bayside sells air filtration company

etf-2_sq Bayside Capital, the special situations arm of global buyout giant HIG Capital, has sold industrial air filtration provider Environmental Filtration Technologies to Stockholm-listed Nederman Holding for a reported value of SEK259m ($38m).

28 September 2012

CVC infrastructure fund stuck on €200m after four year fundraise $

A stellar pedigree has not helped London-based private equity giant CVC Capital Partners overcome the sluggish infrastructure investment market, AltAssets has learned.

28 September 2012

Falcon swoops back into fundraising with $900m-targeting fund $

falcon-bird-prey Boston-based buyout house Falcon Investment Advisors is hoping to almost double its assets under management by launching a $900m fourth buyout fund.

28 September 2012

Electric vehicle developer Fisker Automotive raises additional $100m

fisker_170sq Electric vehicle developer Fisker Automotive has completed the initial close of its current equity round with $100m of venture funding.

28 September 2012

Building bridges between LPs and GPs

golden-gate-bridge-1081782_640 Huge strides have been made in bridging the apparent gulf in understanding between the needs of LPs on the one hand, and GPs on the other. Much of the progress has been thanks to the work of the ILPA in introducing new industry standards

28 September 2012

Playing the long game

chess-1155421_1920 Private equity has delivered – yet most LPs are way below the allocation of top performers like Yale. Should more LPs be playing the long game and committing more to alternative asset classes?

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