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25 August 2015

Geneva’s Unigestion looks to past as it contemplates currently ‘frothy’ alt asset markets $

Paul Newsome Unigestion Founded in 1972, Geneva-based Unigestion is one of the international alternative asset management industry's longest-established players.

25 August 2015

Denham Capital teams with Nexif for South East Asia power investments

twilight-532720_1280 Energy-focused private equity firm Denham Capital has teamed with Singapore power management company Nexif to form a new power investment platform in south east Asia.

19 August 2015

First Reserve energy infra co-founding partner Hearn launches new investment business

Chris Hearn First Reserve infrastructure team managing director Chris Hearn is believed to have left the firm to launch his own energy investment business.

12 August 2015

New private equity firm launches in St Louis, to target ‘lower-mid market’

St Louis A new private equity firm has been launched in St Louis, Missouri, to go after what the partners of the new business, WILsquare Capital, describe as "growth opportunities of Midwestern and Southern businesses in the lower-middle market".

11 August 2015

UK’s Doughty Hanson closing four European offices

europe map London-based private equity specialist Doughty Hanson confirmed on Tuesday that it is closing most of its European offices, in the wake of a decision to give up fund-raising efforts in April, and the departure of a number of executives.

7 August 2015

Jive Investments trio prepare to ‘make lemonade’, as Brazil’s economy begins delivering lemons $

Guilherme Ferreira_5 When life gives you lemons, you probably ought to make lemonade, goes the old saying, more or less. And in fact, Brazil's climate would probably be well-suited for growing that particular citrus fruit.

3 August 2015

New PE firm Blue Rock Ventures launches

texas austin Blue Rock Ventures, a new private equity firm focused on technology, commercial real estate and oil and gas, has launched.

31 July 2015

Rise of family offices, simple structure key for Vistara’s rapid debut fund, exec reveals $

randy The rise of family offices, a simple fund structure, and the individual experience of its co-founders helped Vistara Capital Partners close its debut fund on $100m after just four months, according to managing partner Rang Garg.

29 July 2015

Fewer deals hit Q2 earnings at Apollo

park-avenue-new-york-august-2006-673371-m Apollo Global Management, the listed New York private equity giant, said a decline in profits from sales of its portfolio investments hit its earnings in the second quarter, which were down 21 per cent on the same period a year ago.

28 July 2015

KKR creates €500m JV with Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

ireland cobblestone_sq Global private equity major KKR has teamed up with The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to launch a €500m joint venture to fund the Irish house building sector.

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