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14 November 2014

Relay lands $25m towards debut fund despite investors writing “fewer but larger cheques” $

starter-439901-m Relay Investments has pulled in more than half of its $50m target for its maiden fund despite a market full of “enormous” amounts of capital and investors writing “fewer but larger cheques”, venture partner Mark Procopio told AltAssets.

10 November 2014

CalSTRS completes leadership restructuring with new COO and two asset class directors

California State Teachers’ Retirement System has completed its investment staff restructuring with the hire of its first chief operating officer, Debora Smith.

4 November 2014

Chinese pharmaceutical company Shenzhen commits $22m to TPG Biotech Fund

pills TPG Capital has landed $22m for its BioTech fund from Chinese drug maker Shenzhen Hepalink.

31 October 2014

Lloyds Bank sees increase in number of lending deals despite competitive market $

pounds-and-pence-414732-m Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking’s Acquisition Finance team looks set to outstrip the number of lending deals it made in 2013 this year despite a competitive market, mid-market co-head James Ranger told AltAssets.

30 October 2014

Capital Dynamics sells $250m US Solar Energy Fund

solar-panel-1428025-m Global private asset manager Capital Dynamics has agreed to sell its US Solar Energy Fund assets to TerraForm Power for around $250m.

29 October 2014

PennSERS withdraws $100m investment in Centerbridge’s Fund III

cut-money-slash The Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System has cancelled its investment in Centerbridge Partners’ third flagship fund, AltAssets understands.

28 October 2014

Warburg takes less than a year to close first dedicated energy fund on $4bn

electricity energy power Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus has blown past its target for a massive new energy fund by closing the vehicle on $4bn of commitments.

23 October 2014

Eastward lands $47.5m for sixth fund

fund Venture capital debt firm Eastward Capital Partners has raked in nearly half of its $100m target for its sixth fund, AltAssets can reveal.

21 October 2014

Return of robust credit market mutes traditional distressed debt $

debt money dollars The financial market is in some ways almost back to where it was before the financial crisis, which means the appetite for credit is suppressing the appetite for distressed debt according to Morgan Stanley’s Ed Goldstein.

16 October 2014

CD&R hires Ex GE CEO John Dineen

suit-and-tie-616427-m Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has named former CEO of GE Healthcare John Dineen as an operating advisor to CD&R’s funds.

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