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6 March 2015

Blackstone to continue backing African energy-related infrastructure

EMC Africa fund Blackstone Group is eyeing infrastructure projects involving power generation and transmission in Africa, given the massive needs for capital on the continent.

4 March 2015

LDC to benefit from ‘natural partnership’ between tech and financial servicesp

Jonathan Caswell LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, is extolling the virtues of financial technology companies, or fintech, with the UK named as a hub for such investments.

4 March 2015

KKR will stick by ex-CIA head Petraeus despite fall from grace

David_H._Petraeus_square Global buyout house KKR has said it will keep on chairman of its global institute division David Petraeus, despite his pleading guilty to mishandling classified information which he accessed as former CIA director.

2 March 2015

Chicago Teacher’s looks for information on minority PE managers

chicago 1 Chicago Public School Teacher’s Pension & Retirement Fund is looking for information on emerging private equity managers, AltAssets understands

2 March 2015

Gulf Capital to make up to six consumer company deals this year

abu dhabi Abu Dhabi-based Gulf Capital reportedly expects to complete between four and six acquisitions in consumer-driven sectors.

27 February 2015

Carlyle co-president Cavanagh’s multi-million dollar pay revealed

money pile capital cash dollar Carlyle co-president Michael Cavanagh, who was poached from JPMorgan Chase & Co last year, was paid a hefty $31.2m last year.

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.

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