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11 December 2012

LGT Capital Partners buys real estate fund of funds Clerestory Capital

Switzerland’s LGT Capital Partners has acquired Clerestory Capital Advisors, a New York-based real estate-focused investment and advisory firm.

10 December 2012

Commonfund raising first standalone emerging markets vehicle $

connecticut_sq The private equity arm of Commonfund, the nonprofit and pension money manager with more than $24bn of assets under management, is currently on the road seeking commitments for its first standalone emerging markets fund.

6 December 2012

New York wealth manager Bessemer launches latest fund of funds $

new-york_sq The Bessemer Trust, the New York-based wealth manager with more than $61bn of assets under management, has launched its twelfth private equity fund of funds.

5 December 2012

TIFF markets eleventh private equity fund of funds $

The Investment Fund for Foundations, an organisation representing not-for-profits with more than $10bn of assets under management, is currently on the fundraising trail for its eleventh private equity fund of funds in 13 years.

3 December 2012

Quay Partners hires Solon Ventures co-founder as Group CEO

angus-whiteley_sq Quay Partners, the Australian private equity fund of funds and advisory firm founded by former Macquarie and Pantheon executives, has appointed Solon Ventures co-founder Angus Whiteley as its group CEO based in London.

27 November 2012

Shanghai PE Association, CITIC Securities launch $480m fund of funds

china-chinese-mah-jong-game The Shanghai Private Equity Association has teamed up with China’s state back brokerage CITIC Securities to launch an RMB3bn ($481m) fund of funds vehicle, it is understood.

20 November 2012

Africa-focused newcomer Sango makes headway with maiden fund $

Sango Capital Management, a new Johannesburg-based firm set up by a trio of former executives from Clearwater, Makena Capital and Destiny Corp, is making headway with its maiden fund of funds focused exclusively on private equity in Africa.

16 November 2012

Former Squadron Capital exec Anand Prasanna joins Morgan Creek

Anand-Prasanna-Squadron-Capital Anand Prasanna, the former investment director at Asia fund of funds Squadron Capital Advisors, is joining the Shanghai branch of global private equity manager Morgan Creek Capital Management as a director.

15 November 2012

AlpInvest hires Credit Suisse Customized Fund CIO ahead of sale

new-york-5_sq Global private equity investment manager AlpInvest has hired a senior executive from Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group, the fund of funds unit being primed for a sale as part of the Swiss banking giant’s shift towards more liquid investments.

7 November 2012

Hamilton Lane hits halfway mark for eighth fund of funds $

Global private equity manager Hamilton Lane has raised more than half its target for its eighth fund of funds, a $400m vehicle that will focus on a broad range of fund strategies around the world.

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