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13 February 2014

Partners Group hits €1.5bn hard cap for direct investment vehicle

Switzerland-headquartered private equity investor Partners Group has held a final closing for its 2012-vintage private equity direct investment programme, hitting its hard cap of €1.5bn.

11 February 2014

Finnish Industry Investment holds €130m first closing for latest fund of funds

Government-owned Finnish Industry Investment has launched a new fund of funds with commitments from four Finnish pension funds, holding a first closing on €130m.

4 February 2014

Mercer nears final close for latest fund $

Mercer Investment Management is nearing a final close for its $150m-targeting third fund after securing more than $50m over the past 12 months, AltAssets has learned.

3 February 2014

Private equity looks at retail investors as fundraising challenges continue $

Individual investors in private equity have for the most part been the preserve of high net worth figures. However, the continued fundraising challenge has seen GPs seek alternative sources of capital outside of their traditional institutional base.

3 February 2014

Pantheon names Jie Gong as partner in Hong Kong

Private equity fund investor Pantheon has hired Jie Gong as a partner in the firm’s Hong Kong office from Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners.

29 January 2014

Pantheon secures private equity investment mandate from Germany’s BVK

german flag 2_sq Private equity firm Pantheon has secured an investment mandate from German pension fund Bayerische Versorgungskammer.

27 January 2014

Quilvest adds three institutional mandates as part of $1.5bn capital raise in 2013

Global wealth manager Quilvest raised $1.3bn towards its private equity investment strategy in 2013, including mandates from two global sovereign wealth fund and one pension fund.

22 January 2014

Canadian govt-backed Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund holds C$217.5m first close $

Canada's first new federally funded, private sector-led fund of funds - the Northleaf Venture Catalyst Fund - has held a first close on over C$217.5m.

17 January 2014

European fund of funds Access Capital Partners holds €190m first closing

Paris-headquartered fund of funds Access Capital Partners has held a €190m first closing for its Access Capital Fund VI Growth Buy-Out Europe vehicle.

16 January 2014

Park Street Capital gathers $27m for new fund of funds

Westview Boston Boston-based investment firm Park Street Capital has launched a new private equity fund of funds vehicle with a $150m target.

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