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24 August 2012

GP clear-out welcomed as LPs seek survival of the fittest $

funds5_sq The inevitable clear out of the GP universe has been viewed as healthy, on the whole, by the bulk of LPs, providing a necessary path to the industry’s recovery.

15 August 2012

Harbourvest NAV drops amid euro currency movements $

Global private equity firm Harbourvest Partners has seen its net asset value drop 1.6 per cent in a month as trouble in the eurozone continues to affect European investments.

15 August 2012

Adveq opens office in Hong Kong, third in Asia

Global fund of funds Adveq has opened an office in Hong Kong, its third in the region.

8 August 2012

Asia Alternatives raises $1.5bn for funds of funds $

Fund of funds Asia Alternatives has raised over $1.5bn across several vehicles. The largest, Asia Alternatives Capital Partners III, closed above its $800m target on $908m.

20 July 2012

Europe’s Akina raises €173.5m fund of funds

European private equity advisor Akina has held an interim closing for its Euro Choice V fund on €173.5m.

17 July 2012

Pantheon nets hefty $700m for latest Asia fund of funds

Global fund of funds manager Pantheon has gathered more than $700m of commitments for its sixth Asia-focused vehicle, it is understood.

13 July 2012

Michigan launches state-backed fund of funds to support venture growth

US state-backed Pure Michigan Venture Development Fund has launched a new fund of funds, the Michigan Strategic Fund, to assist the growth of the state's venture industry.

12 July 2012

China private equity industry could leapfrog US, Europe $

chinalights_lrg Some predictions as to China’s future role in private equity have gone so far as to suggest that it could leap ahead of the US and Europe to become the world leader for the asset class within many veteran market players’ lifetimes.

11 July 2012

Australia’s Quay hires Pantheon’s Jeffrey Reed as partner

Jeffrey Reed Quay Partners - AltAssets Private Equity News Australian private equity firm Quay Partners has hired Jeffrey Reed from Pantheon as partner in its US operation.

9 July 2012

Pension funds scrambling to sink more assets into biggest PE funds $

Pension funds are increasingly concentrating their investments in mega private equity buyout funds amid an increased exposure to alternative assets, according to consultancy Towers Watson.

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