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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.

6 July 2015

Stafford agrees infra secondaries advisory mandate with IST3 Investment

Sweden Swedish flag Global private equity firm Stafford Capital Partners has been chosen by IST3 to provide investment advice CHF120m (£81.6m) of infrastructure secondaries investments.

6 July 2015

Lone Star creates ‘Amaris Hospitality’ UK hotel group, with reported plans for flotation

John Brennan, Grant hearn The Dallas-based Lone Star private equity group is combining some 89 UK hotels it has purchased in recent years into a new company it's calling Amaris Hospitality, which market reports indicate it is ultimately planning to float on the stock market.

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