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25 February 2015

3i continues busy week with $750m US CLO final close

debt money dollars UK-headquartered private equity firm 3i Group has continued a busy week by holding a $750m final close on its first US CLO of the year.

25 February 2015

Genstar targeting $1.5bn for Fund VII

san francisco tram_sq San Francisco-based Genstar Capital is reportedly set to hit the fundraising trail with its seventh flagship fund targeting $1.5bn, AltAssets understands.

25 February 2015

Africa’s Ascent gets $1m from Kenyan pension scheme

nairobi-city-878475-m Ascent Capital Africa has received a $1m commitment from Kenya’s Nation Media Group Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme towards its Rift Valley Fund.

24 February 2015

Poland’s Icentis Capital gets €15m EIF cornerstone investment for first fundp

warsaw-2-900205-m Poland-focused private equity investor Icentis Capital has received a €15m commitment from the European Investment Fund for its debut institutional vehicle.

24 February 2015

Tech-focused SFW targets $325m for Fund II, with 10% co-investment ops

cables-1258691-m New York-based private equity investor SFW Capital Partners is looking to attract $325m of commitments for its second vehicle.

24 February 2015

Morgan Stanley AIP pulls in more than $500m for RE secondaries Fund II

apartment_real_estate_170sq Morgan Stanley’s Alternative Investment Partners arm has reportedly closed its Phoenix Global Real Estate Secondaries Fund II on just over $500m.

24 February 2015

LACERS reveals $250m commitment to Carlyle, Storm Ventures

los angeles The $48bn Los Angeles City Employees' Retirement System has agreed to commit up to $200m to the Carlyle Group's latest small and mid-market focused private equity fund.

24 February 2015

Baring nails record $3.98bn Asia Fund VI after less than a year

hong kong Baring Private Equity Asia has closed its over-subscribed Private Equity Fund VI on $3.98bn after just over six months in the market.

23 February 2015

Blackstone nearly doubles debut energy vehicle with $4.5bn Fund II close

green-energy-1103730-m Global private equity investor Blackstone has announced the $4.5bn close of its Energy Partners II vehicle.

23 February 2015

Abraaj registers $48m for growth markets fund

dubai-5_sq Dubai-headquartered private equity investor Abraaj Group has pulled in at least $48m for its Growth Markets Fund.

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