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5 March 2013

Private equity managers get to grips with era of transparency $

With regulation bearing down on private equity, general partners will have to get comfortable with new means of marketing themselves, alongside additional reporting, according to David Currie, former chief executive of Scottish limited partner SL Capital Partners.

4 March 2013

Indiana pension fund hires Carlyle, AlpInvest to manage $150m fund

The $27bn Indiana Public Retirement System has hired The Carlyle Group and AlpInvest Partners to manage a new $150m fund targeting investments in the state.

1 March 2013

Oppenheimer wins dismissal of lawsuit brought by US pension plans

US buyout house Oppenheimer has won the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by two pension plans which claimed it made false and misleading statements about the value of its holdings.

1 March 2013

CDC provides $40m loan for Nigerian fertiliser project

UK emerging markets investor CDC has provided a $40m loan to Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals to build and operate a fertiliser production facility near Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

26 February 2013

Carlyle poaches Morgan Stanley executive Jacques Chappuis

chappuis The Carlyle Group has named Morgan Stanley executive Jacques Chappuis its managing director and head of its solutions business.

22 February 2013

RCP Advisors nearing $250m target for eight fund of funds vehicle $

Chicago Chicago-based private equity firm RCP Advisors is nearing a final close of its eighth fund of funds after breaking the $200m barrier.

15 February 2013

HarbourVest Global Private Equity sees strengthened NAV

stock market_lrg Private equity investment firm HarbourVest today reported that its publicly listed unit Global Private Equity’s net asset value increased six per cent over the past financial year.

14 February 2013

Aberdeen, SVG create £4.7bn fund of funds business

UK-based Aberdeen Asset Management has created a £4.7bn private equity fund of funds business by agreeing to purchase just over 50 per cent of SVG Capital subsidiary SVG Advisors for £17.5m.

13 February 2013

Electra Partners acquires five secondary funds for £56m

UK private equity firm Electra Partners has bought a secondary portfolio of five private equity funds from another bank for £56m, a discount to its NAV.

12 February 2013

Deutsche Bank secondaries fund raises $614m

db Deutsche Bank Private Equity said its Secondary Opportunities Fund II (DB SOF II) has raised $614m – above its initial $500m target – in an oversubscribed round amid strong demand from investors.

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