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26 August 2015

Accolade hits $200m target for fifth FoF

dollar-726881_640 Washington-based Accolade Partners looks to have closed its fifth fund of funds on its $200m target, making it the firm’s largest fund to date.

19 August 2015

Citigroup to sell PE, hedge fund services business to SS&C Technologies

dollars cash money US banking major Citigroup has agreed to sell its alternative investor services business, which includes private equity fund services, to SS&C Technologies.

19 August 2015

Secondaries, FoF returns fall in Q1 2015

wallet Returns from secondaries funds fell in the first quarter of 2015 to a pooled net IRR of 1.05 per cent, down from 2.04 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014, new research shows.

17 August 2015

Hermes GPE’s Gale: ‘transparency is THE answer to the PE fee dilemma’ $

Hermes GPE When Hermes GPE announced last week that it had been awarded a £1bn private equity mandate by BT’s pension scheme, the company mentioned in passing that the allocation was to be “split evenly between funds and co-investments”.

9 July 2015

RCP Advisors collects $242m for Fund X

chicago-city-skyline-2-1388504-m (1) US private equity firm RCP Advisors has breezed past the half mark for its latest fund, just seven months after sealing $350m for its predecessor.

8 July 2015

Private Advisors smashes $250m target for its latest small company PE fund

dollar stake US alternative investment firm Private Advisors has raised $350m for its sixth small company private equity fund, smashing its $250m target.

17 June 2015

Constitution collects $823m for latest fund of funds, direct deal vehicles

usa flag Small and mid-market US buyout house Constitution Capital Partners has held an $823m final close for its Ironsides III series of funds.

10 June 2015

Venture Investment Associates beats target for third energy FoF, closes on $130m-plus

lp_jasonandris_large Venture Investment Associates has closed its third energy fund at more than $130m and is beginning to invest the capital in "approximately a dozen energy-focused limited partnerships", the New Jersey-based private equity house said.

5 June 2015

AltAssets LP Summit: Need for FOF model continues amid shift to specialism $

money The need for the fund of funds model is ‘constant’, however the model has become more specialised according to panellists at the annual AltAssets’ Limited Partner Summit.

1 June 2015

RCP Advisors races to $177m for Fund X in quickfire return to fundraising

speedo Fund of funds-focused private equity firm RCP Advisors is continuing its pacey fundraising performance by pulling in more than $177m for its second vehicle.

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