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25 September 2014

Adams Street picks up more capital towards Co-investment Fund III

cheque_deal_pen_170sq Adams Street Partners has reportedly picked up another $10m towards its third co-investment fund after Denver Employees Retirement Plan made a further commitment to the LP.

24 September 2014

Barclays spinout Glendon picks up $385m for $1bn-targeting debut fund

news_lifejackets_lrg The private equity firm formed by the spun-out distressed debt team at Barclays has pulled in more than $385m towards its $1bn debut fund target. That figure represents a first close for Glendon Capital Management according to Reuters, which cited two people with knowledge of the fundraise. Park Hill is acting as a placement agent for the[...]

19 September 2014

Blackstone back with second Tactical Opportunities fund, eyes up to $8bn

money dollar capital fishing Listed US alternative assets major The Blackstone Group is reportedly eyeing up to $8bn for its second-generation Tactical Opportunities fund.

19 September 2014

Ithmar Capital eyes $430m listed PE-style vehicle

Ithmar Middle East-based buyout house Ithmar Capital is reportedly readying a listed private equity-style vehicle raising up to AED1.6bn ($436m).

16 September 2014

CalPERS eliminates hedge fund investment programme

california hedge funds America’s largest pension fund, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, has decided to cease investing in hedge funds.

16 September 2014

Apollo passes hugely increased $2.5bn target for Credit Opportunities Fund III $

credit card debt US private equity major Apollo Global Management has passed its $2.5bn target for its latest credit opportunity fundraise in what appears to be a final close.

15 September 2014

Hossain switches Californian pension giant to lead new CalPERS co-investment team

california road CalPERS has reportedly hired Mahboob Hossain from fellow Californian pension giant CalSTRS as a senior portfolio manager to work on private equity co-investments.

3 September 2014

Under-representation of women spans entire private investment spectrum

WPEN infographic thumb The gross under-representation of women in private equity is nothing new, but newly-collated data suggests the problem extends far further throughout the private investment industry than previously thought.

21 August 2014

Africa-focused mineral private equity firm AMED bags $300m for Fund II

africa African Minerals, Exploration and Development has pulled in $300m for its second fund, double the amount raised for its 2012 debut.

12 August 2014

Black Diamond eyes $1bn for fourth distressed private equity vehicle

black diamond US hedge fund major Black Diamond Capital Management is reportedly eyeing up to $1bn for its fourth vehicle targeting distressed private equity deals.

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