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9 July 2013

Carlyle’s buyout funds outperform real estate in second quarter $

dc Nasdaq-listed investment major Carlyle revealed that its private equity funds performed better in the second quarter than its real assets vehicles, which saw a decline in unrealised value.

9 July 2013

HarbourVest tops target for latest secondaries fund $

Private equity firm HarbourVest has raised more than $3.5bn for its latest secondaries fund, ahead of its initial $3bn target.

9 July 2013

MENA fundraising stalls amid macroeconomic challenges $

The ongoing global macroeconomic challenge, driven primarily by the continuing uncertainty in Europe, has created a difficult fundraising environment in the MENA region with just $400m of funds raised during 2012 - compared to $900m in 2011.

9 July 2013

TPG Capital agrees deal for Charterhouse’s TSL Education

US private equity firm TPG Capital has agreed to buy digital education business TSL Education from Charterhouse Capital Partners.

9 July 2013

Higher alternative asset management fees have ‘no effect’ on returns $

graph down Alternative asset managers such as private equity firms have come under fire by The Maryland Public Policy Institute for failing to offer good value returns for the fees they charge.

9 July 2013

UPDATE: New Heritage Capital holds $120m first close for maiden fund $

Private equity firm New Heritage Capital has raised at least $92.47m for its new fund, AltAssets has learned.

9 July 2013

KKR down to final three bidding groups for video streaming website Hulu

US private equity firm KKR is reportedly among a trio of parties to bid more than $1bn for video streaming website Hulu.

9 July 2013

Berkshire Property Advisors hits halfway mark for third fund $

real estate2_lrg Boston firm Berkshire Property Advisors has hit the halfway mark for its latest real estate fund, AltAssets has learned.

9 July 2013

Oaktree operating exec Thomas Chieffe leaves after less than two years

oak-tree_lrg Oaktree Capital Management operating executive Thomas Chieffe has left the firm after less than two years to become CEO of kitchen and bathroom furniture maker RSI Home Products.

9 July 2013

Blackstone relocates Sean Madnani to Menlo Park to lead tech M&A advisory practice

Blackstone Advisory Partners to relocate senior managing director Sean Madnani to the firm’s office in Menlo Park, where he will lead the firm’s technology M&A practice on the West Coast and in Asia.


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