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29 August 2013

Intellectual Ventures targets $3bn for patent fund

US investment firm Intellectual Ventures Management is reportedly seeking to raise $3bn for its latest intellectual property fund.

29 August 2013

Stone Point adds portfolio company exec Kimberley George to advisory team

kimberley George Sedgwick Stone Point Capital has added to its advisory team by bringing in Kimberley George from its portfolio company Sedgwick Claims Management to guide it on healthcare.

29 August 2013

Business Growth Fund takes minority stake in luxury toiletry company Arran Aromatics

The UK's Business Growth Fund (BGF) has made a £2.8m growth capital investment in Scottish luxury toiletry company Arran Aromatics.

29 August 2013

Sofinnova Partners, Ventures team up to lead €25.6m ObsEva Series A

pregnant baby birth Sofinnova Partners and Sofinnova Ventures have co-led a €25.6m Series A financing round for Switzerland-based women’s reproductive drug medicine maker ObsEva.

29 August 2013

Ontario Teachers’ exits Glass, Lewis & Co to AIMCo

Canada’s Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan has sold its 20 per cent stake in proxy advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co. to fellow institutional investment firm Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) for an undisclosed amount.

29 August 2013

Norway could broaden oil fund to invest in new assets

Norway’s $740bn oil fund Oljefondet could expand beyond its traditional remit of listed equities, bonds and property to in areas such as infrastructure and private equity.

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.


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