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20 April 2015

Carlyle to dissolve two mutual funds

money funnel tunnel dollars Private equity giant Carlyle has reportedly decided two liquidate two mutual funds which it launched last year.

17 April 2015

Private equity overtakes RE to double Blackstone’s Q1 profits

money New York-based private equity giant Blackstone has announced that its first-quarter profits have doubled from a year ago, with private equity overtaking real estate as its biggest earnings driver.

16 April 2015

Former Gresham partners launch Beech Tree

beech-tree-forest-in-autumn-1405900-m Former Gresham Private Equity partners Andy Marsh and Paul Franks have launched a new firm called Beech Tree Private Equity, AltAssets understands.

15 April 2015

HarbourVest eyes new LPs in Canada’s growing VC market says exec $

Rapisarda Senia By opening an office in Toronto HarbourVest is looking to engage with new LPs and capitalise on the growing opportunities in the country’s venture market according to principal Senia Rapisarda.

15 April 2015

Bain launches new social impact business led by ex-Massachusetts Governor Patrick

1952877 Buyout major Bain Capital has hired former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to head up a new business that will invest in projects that deliver attractive returns as well as having a “significant, measurable social impact”.

10 April 2015

HarbourVest appoints Senia Rapisarda to lead new Toronto office

Canada Boston-based HarbourVest Partners has established a Toronto location and appointed to Senia Rapisarda to lead the office as principal.

9 April 2015

Apollo considers foray into Middle East via joint venture

dubai5_lrg Private equity behemoth Apollo Global Management is said to be talks to expand its business into the Middle East through a joint venture with a local investment firm.

9 April 2015

Patriarch’s Norbert Vergez pleads guilty to breaking law in job hunt

gavel-952313-m A retired US army colonel is set to plead guilty to breaking the law in a job hunt whilst taking on the role as a senior vice president at Patriarch, AltAssets understands.

8 April 2015

Blackstone transfers Asia advisory business to Comprador

southeast asia Blackstone has transferred its Hong Kong-based M&A advisory business to Comprador Limited, AltAssets understands.

7 April 2015

Harvest Partners picks Schoenthal to lead western US expansion

Andrew Schoenthal Harvest Mid-market New York private equity firm Harvest Partners has launched a Palo Alto office as part of a strategy to increase its investment activity and relationships in the western US.

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