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30 October 2012

RCP Advisors draws in 20 more LPs, $30m for eighth fund of funds $

chicago Chicago-based private equity firm RCP Advisors has pulled in another $30m from 20 new investors as it continues a pacy fundraise for its eighth fund of funds vehicle.

30 October 2012

Former CDC Asia MD to raise emerging markets fund of funds $

anubha-shrivastava Anubha Shrivastava, the former Asia managing director of CDC, is looking to raise her own fund of funds after leaving the UK government-backed development finance institution in August, two people with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

23 October 2012

EXCLUSIVE: Flag, Squadron to merge funds being raised following takeover $

Flag Capital and Squadron Capital will merge the two Asian investment vehicles they are currently raising after the US firm agreed to buy the Asian fund of funds, AltAssets has learned.

22 October 2012

Private equity seeks alternatives to LP-GP partnership as capital dwindles $

sl_currie_170sq The biggest challenge facing the private equity industry is where the capital is going to come from, with many fund managers reconsidering their entire approach to raising money, according to one veteran LP.

22 October 2012

China continues to confound international investors $

An awareness of the cultural differences that abound in China’s swift-moving private equity industry are not always enough to ensure success when selecting managers, according to Ludvig Nilsson, the Swedish-born co-founder and managing director of China-focused fund of funds Jade Invest. Launched in 2005, the firm was the first independent fund of funds manager exclusively[...]

22 October 2012

Flag Capital seals first-ever purchase of an Asian fund of funds

David Pierce Squadron Capital Advisors - AltAssets Private Equity News US-based Flag Capital Management is set to make the first-ever purchase of an Asia-based fund of funds after agreeing a deal for Squadron Capital Advisors.

22 October 2012

UK fund of funds manager SL Capital makes senior appointments

sl_knechtli UK fund of funds manager SL Capital Partners has promoted Patrick Knechtli and Mark Nicolson to partner and Jamie Ebersole to managing director.

17 October 2012

No middle ground for today’s funds of funds $

A challenging period for private equity funds of funds has seen a polarisation between those at the larger end, offering full service investment services; and the smaller operators who believe they can still offer insight and access that others can’t reach.

17 September 2012

Quay Partners bolsters team, announces change in ownership structure

Quay Partners, the Australian private equity fund of funds and advisory firm founded by former Macquarie and Pantheon executives, has announced changes to its ownership structure and expansion plans with further international appointments.

14 September 2012

Cost of asset class could drive investors direct $

Disputes over private equity management fees could drive investors away from the asset class, or lead them to attempt direct investments themselves, leading to sub-par returns.

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