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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.

28 July 2015

Carlyle Group’s Rubenstein shares views on PE industry with US TV audience

Carlyle Group founder and co-CEO David Rubenstein has stepped out of the industry's famously private shadows in a lengthy, wide-ranging television interview on US television.

24 July 2015

Ares, Kayne Anderson join forces to create new investment firm

handshake-671413-m Ares Management and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors have entered into a merger agreement, creating an investment firm with $113bn of assets under management.

23 July 2015

KKR sees second-quarter earnings hit record

achievement-18134_640 US private equity major KKR has reported that its second-quarter rose 67 per cent year-on-year, reaching a quarterly record as some of its largest holdings grew in value.

21 July 2015

Frost Brooks co-founder Miles, 31, dies while out jogging

People   Frost Brooks Miles Frost, the 31-year-old son of UK broadcaster Sir David Frost and co-founder of Frost Brooks Private Equity, has died after collapsing during a weekend jog.

20 July 2015

Hong Kong-based Nest looks to Africa with new Nairobi office

birds-nest-788680_1280 Early stage Asian investor Nest believes it has become the first Hong Kong-based venture capital firm to establish itself in Africa.

16 July 2015

Moscow-based Runa to open San Francisco office

san francisco tram_sq Moscow-based venture capital firm Runa Capital is set to expand its reach with the opening of a brand new office in San Francisco.

9 July 2015

EnCap Investments entrusts $250m to Permian Basin developer Ameredev

texas oil EnCap Investments, a Houston-based private equity firm that specialises in oil and gas exploration investments, has entrusted American Resource Development, or Ameredev, with a $250m investment, the companies announced on Wednesday.

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