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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.

11 February 2013

Kazahkstan launches tender for private equity fund of funds

Kazahkstan’s recently established National Investment Corporation has announced a tender for private equity fund of funds.

7 February 2013

Energy Investors Funds, Midstream Capital partner to capitalise on US shale gas

Sector-focused private equity firm Energy Investors Funds has partnered with Midstream Capital Partners to take advantage of the rapid development of the shale industry in the US.

7 February 2013

TIFF races to $56.5m target for latest fund of funds $

The Investment Fund for Foundations, an organisation representing not-for-profits with more than $10bn of assets under management, has hit its $56.5m target for its eleventh private equity fund of funds in 13 years.

7 February 2013

APG hires Greg Jania to head in-house fund investment activities

Netherlands-headquartered pension fund investor APG has added Greg Jania as senior portfolio manager for global private equity.

6 February 2013

StepStone promotes two team members to partner

scott hart_sq StepStone Group, an advisory firm that works with institutional investors to build portfolios that include private equity fund investments, secondary investments and co-investments, has promoted two of its team members to partner.

29 January 2013

Hall Capital Partners clocks up $33m for sixth fundraise $

San Francisco-based private equity investor Hall Capital Partners has picked up more than $33m towards its latest fund of funds vehicle.

29 January 2013

CalPERS’ Jesús Argüelles heads to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Jesús Argüelles, a former portfolio manager focused on alternative investment at US institutional investor CalPERS, has joined Canada’s Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

28 January 2013

Capital Dynamics co-founder Katharina Lichtner steps down from operational duties

Katharina Lichtner, the managing director and co-founder of European private equity firm Capital Dynamics, is to step down from her day-to-day operational duties and take on a new role as senior advisor.

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