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26 February 2015

Baring looks forward to stronger Asian secondaries market with new $3.9bn fundp

asia-1073194-m While secondary deals between private equity investors are still a rarity in Asia, Jean Eric Salata, founding partner and CEO of Baring Private Equity Asia is expecting the market to open up during the next few years.

25 February 2015

Former partner claims harassment by same man at Pao v KPCB trial opening

ellen-pao-kleiner-perkins-KPCB Silicon Valley will be closely watching the case which began yesterday, of former Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers partner Ellen Pao who is accusing the firm of harassment and gender discrimination following an affair.

17 February 2015

Protesters at Blackstone HQ claim ‘harassment’ in Spain

black-stone-blackstone Blackstone’s New York-based headquarters saw advocates of Spanish tenants protest about the firm’s real estate dealings in the country.

13 February 2015

Wafra opens San Diego office to expand coverage

san-diego-1313570-m Mid-market Private equity firm Wafra Partners has expanded its presence in the US with the opening of a San Diego office.

11 February 2015

Electra lowers fees, introduces dividends following failed activist investor vote

pounds-and-pence-414732-m UK-headquartered Electra Private Equity has announced changes to its capital structure, distribution policy and fee arrangements after activist investor Sherborne began agitating for change last year.

10 February 2015

Troubled Terra Firma pledges €1bn commitment to funds and deals

euroo UK private equity firm Terra Firma is said to have earmarked €1bn of its own cash for future deals in a bid to give investors confidence following its rocky past.

3 February 2015

Alibaba launches $130m fund to back China-focused internet startups

china-flag-1421043-m Recently-listed Chinese internet giant Alibaba this week launched a HK$1bn ($130m) not-for-profit venture fund to back young entrepreneurs in Hong Kong.

3 February 2015

EQT readies push into real estate with 2 senior hires

santorini-4-1407006-m Europe-based EQT Partners has hired two new real estate investment specialists as part of plans to expand the firm’s investment remit to include property assets.

3 February 2015

Blackstone will share deal fees with LPs in Fund VII

new york The Blackstone Group has said it will share 100 per cent of any deal or monitoring fees with LPs in its seventh flagship fund.

30 January 2015

Formation 8 exec Lonsdale named in former intern’s sexual abuse lawsuit

Joe-BW Founding partner of venture firm Formation 8 Joe Lonsdale has been named as a defendant in a Californian court case accusing him of sexual abuse against a former intern at the VC firm.

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