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16 February 2012

IPO activity boosts Harbourvest funds

HarbourVest Private Equity, the listed fund of funds arm of HarbourVest Partners, saw its NAV rise again last month on the back of underlying stakes in floated investments such as Groupon and Zynga.

9 February 2012

Swiss fund of funds Adveq to increase headcount by 10% in 2012

team2_170-copy Switzerland-based fund of funds manager Adveq has revealed it plans to increase its headcount by more than ten per cent this year.

7 February 2012

Danske PEP seals first close for €600m fund of funds $

Danske Private Equity Partners, the fund of funds arm of Danish banking major Danske Bank, has sealed the first close of its fifth fund with commitments of €530m, reflecting a strong appetite for private equity funds of funds from institutional investors amid wider market volatility in Europe.

6 February 2012

Private equity investor Pantheon hires Latin America head

Pantheon_londono_l Private equity fund investor Pantheon has hired Jaime Londoño as principal and head of Latin American investments.

6 February 2012

Responsible investment criteria climbing up private equity agendas $

eco_lrg While private equity reporting on ESG issues within investment portfolios is improving, reporting on this area still has some way to go before it can truly be said to influence investment decisions.

27 January 2012

IFC, UK government establish fund of funds for green projects in emerging markets

The IFC has partnered with the UK government to establish the IFC Climate Catalyst Fund, a private equity fund of funds focused on growth capital investments in resource efficiency and low-emission companies in emerging markets.

17 January 2012

RWB, Munich Private Equity launch pan-Asian fund of funds $

RWB Group, the German financial services firm, has launched a new pan-Asian vehicle to target investments in private equity funds in India, China and South East Asia. The vehicle will be managed by Munich Private Equity Partners, the investment management arm of RWB.

16 January 2012

HarbourVest PE posts highest NAV rise in four years

HarbourVest Private Equity, the listed fund of funds arm of HarbourVest Partners, has recorded its highest net asset value level for four years, with NAV reaching $937.7m.

11 January 2012

Capital Dynamics Brazil takes on ABVCAP board member

b Global fund of funds manager Capital Dynamics has hired Marcelo Moraes as a managing director and head of Brazil, based in São Paulo.

11 January 2012

French fund of funds ACG acquires Vivéris

Paris-based fund of funds investor ACG Private Equity has bought a 95 per cent stake in French fund manager Vivéris, just ten months after the firm acquired the private equity fund of funds management unit of financial services company Gimar Financial.

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