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30 January 2013

Returning LPs prove the difference for Israel Cleantech Ventures $

Following the recently announced closing of its second fund on $74m, Israel Cleantech Ventures said the re-commitment of many of its limited partners proved the difference in a market where many firms are struggling.

30 January 2013

Africa’s Jacana to merge with InReturn Capital amid fundraising

Simon-Merchant-CEO_sq Africa-focused private equity firm Jacana Partners has merged with Nairobi, Kenya-based peer InReturn Capital, which will create an SME investor with coverage across the continent that will manage a new $75m fund expected to close later this year.

30 January 2013

Edmond de Rothschild to raise €500m over next four years

Edmond de Rothschild Investment Partners, the private equity affiliate of European banking house Edmond de Rothschild Group, has said it plans to raise € 500m over the next four years and to increase assets under management to €1.3bn

30 January 2013

Israel Cleantech Ventures closes second fund on $74m $

Israel Cleantech Ventures has closed its second fund at just above $74m, matching the commitment to its inaugural vehicle but falling shy of its $100m target.

29 January 2013

UK-based CapVest hits first close for €400m-targeting buyout fund $

UK-based private equity firm CapVest is targeting €400m for its third buyout fund and has already persuaded LPs to commit one-fifth of that amount.

29 January 2013

Corporate VC Nokia Growth Partners launches fund with $250m cornerstone

Corporate venture capital investor Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) has launched its third fund with a further $250m long term commitment from its parent company.

29 January 2013

PSERS commits up to $100m to Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia IV

Morgan Stanley’s latest Asia-focused fund has received a commitment of up to $100m from the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System, ahead of an imminent first close.

29 January 2013

IFM raises $2bn from North American LPs for Global Infrastructure Fund

Australia’s Industry Funds Management raised $2bn towards its Global Infrastructure Fund from institutional investors in North America last year, marking the firm’s strongest fundraising year in the region since 2009.

29 January 2013

Oregon commits $75m to Riverside’s latest lower mid-market fund $

US state investment group the Oregon Investment Council is to make a $75m commitment to Riverside Capital Appreciation Fund VI, which focuses on buyout opportunities in the lower end of the US mid-market.

29 January 2013

Peru, Colombia-focused Altra beats $300m target for second fund

MauricioCamargo_01_sq Altra Investments, the Peru and Colombia-based buyout firm co-founded by the former head of McKinsey’s Bogotá office, has closed its second fund above target with commitments of $355.8m.

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