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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 fundsp

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.

9 January 2012

China state pension fund eyes foreign private equityp

China’s fast-growing social security fund is looking to commit to foreign private equity funds for the first time, in an effort to increase the ratio of overseas investment and boost the returns on the country’s vast pools of foreign exchange reserves.

6 January 2012

Access Capital Partners’ closes ACF V fund on €500m

European private equity fund of funds Access Capital Partners has closed its latest fund, Access Capital Fund V Growth Buy-out Europe on €500m, trumping its initial target of €350m.

6 January 2012

French insurance company Groupama seeks private equity sale

eiffel_170sq French mutual insurance company Groupama is looking to offload its private equity arm, according to news reports.

4 January 2012

HarbourVest takes on former 3i exec as COO

Stuart-Howard_sq European private equity investor HarbourVest Partners has hired former 3i executive Stuart Howard as a chief operating officer for the firm’s European listed products division.

20 December 2011

Investors welcome SVG Capital change of strategy

Shares in SVG Capital have soared following news that the London-listed fund of funds will implement a change of strategy, which will distribute up to £170m to its shareholders and diversify its current portfolio beyond funds managed by European buy-out firm Permira.

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