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29 August 2013

Armstrong adds development finance LPs to raise $130m for Southeast Asia renewables

Singapore-headquartered private equity firm Armstrong Asset Management has raised $130m in the third closing for its Armstrong South East Asia Clean Energy Fund, to focus on small-scale renewable energy and resource efficiency projects in Southeast Asia.

29 August 2013

LPs bank on strategic relationships with large buyout firms $

In 2011 Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) – the largest public retirement system in the state –named US buyout groups KKR and Apollo Global Management as ‘strategic partners’, with both firms receiving $3bn through separate discretionary accounts.

28 August 2013

Infrastructure, real estate continue to deliver on promise of returns $

Private markets asset classes such as infrastructure and real estate continue to offer the most compelling investment proposition in today’s financial climate, according to a new report.

28 August 2013

BNP Paribas Private Equity team members spin out direct buyout business

spinning-top_lrg Former BNP Paribas Private Equity managing partner Brice Lionnet has spun out the firm’s direct buyout arm alongside fellow members of the team.

28 August 2013

Industry Ventures back on secondaries fundraising trail with $400m-targeting vehicle $

Hans Swildens Industry Ventures Industry Ventures is reportedly targeting $400m for its seventh secondaries venture fund following strong performance from its predecessor vehicles.

28 August 2013

Permira on target for €5bn fund close on back of US institutional interest

UK buyout firm Permira is said to be eyeing a January closing on the adjusted €5bn target for its latest fund, ahead of its original April deadline.

28 August 2013

Adams Street digs deep for database business Couchbase by backing $25m financing

network data Private equity firm Adams Street Partners has led a $25m Series D funding round for database technology business Couchbase.

28 August 2013

Bregal Partners backs MBO for athletic events company OmniForce

Private investment firm Bregal Partners has invested in athletic event production company OmniForce alongside the company's management team and founder.

28 August 2013

FTV Capital leads $40m growth equity investment in payment processor Credorax

US payment processing technology developer Credorax has closed a $40m growth equity investment from growth equity firm FTV Capital.

28 August 2013

NEA, 7-Eleven venture capital arm back $12.1m Belly financing round

Bellycard New Enterprise Associates has led a $12.1m Series B-1 financing round for customer loyalty and marketing business Belly.


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