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3 April 2013

Arsenal Capital Partners raises $875m third fund

New York-based private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has raised $875m for its third fund, topping its $750m target.

3 April 2013

Cambridge Associates hires ex-Goldman exec as director

Lights off view of  a conferene table Cambridge Associates has bolstered its outsourcing business by hiring former Goldman Sachs executive Robert Rogers to lead further development of the unit amid rising demand for discretionary services.

3 April 2013

Shell to spend ‘several hundred million dollars’ on corporate venture capital $

Oil major Shell has revamped its corporate venturing activities, setting up a successor to Shell Technology Ventures Fund 1 to back emerging technology companies and venture capital funds via an in-house team.

3 April 2013

InstantLuxe gets €2m from Iris Capital and Isai

Venture capital firm Iris Capital and internet entrepreneur fund Isai have provided €2m to second hand luxury products reseller InstantLuxe.com to develop a mobile application for the website.

3 April 2013

Private equity-backed renewable energy company takes plant offline

Ensus, a UK biofuels producer which is owned by private equity firms The Carlyle Group and Riverstone, is to take its bioethanol plant offline due to adverse market conditions.

3 April 2013

Astorg Partners agrees Areva nuclear measurement business purchase

nuclear-radioactive Paris-based private equity firm Astorg Partners has agreed to buy the nuclear radiation measurement unit of French nuclear reactor maker Areva.

3 April 2013

CapMan to close €175m Russia II fund within 12 months $

Nordic private equity firm CapMan aims to close its €175m Russia II fund by April 2014 and could consider additional closes after inking a first close of €97m.

3 April 2013

Arthur Peponis becomes Angelo Gordon private equity head

US private equity firm Angelo Gordon has made Arthur Peponis head of private equity and special situations following David Roberts’ shift to chief operating officer.

3 April 2013

Australian distressed investor Anchorage Capital raises A$250m second fund

Sydney-based private equity firm Anchorage Capital Partners has held a first and final closing of its Anchorage Capital Partners II on A$250m.

3 April 2013

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan sees better private equity returns in 2012 $

Canada’s largest pension fund saw better returns from its private equity investments in 2012 than in the previous year, while its total net asset value reached a record C$129.5bn.


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