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29 February 2012

Flexible approach to infrastructure appeals to institutional investors $

road_170sq A growing, yet immature infrastructure market holds considerable promise for institutional investors, despite some recent growing pains.

29 February 2012

Three new hires for Franklin Templeton follows real estate interest

real-estate_lrg Franklin Templeton Real Asset Advisors has hired three new professionals to capitalise on continued interest in private real estate, infrastructure and real resources.

29 February 2012

Real estate investor Natixis Capital Partners spins out to form Captiva $

The management team of real estate investment firm Natixis Capital Partners has completed a management buy-out from French banking group Natixis, and been renamed Captiva Capital Management.

29 February 2012

Brazilian homebuilder Gafisa rejects private equity takeover bid

Sao Paulo and New York-listed luxury homebuilder Gafisa has rejected a takeover offer from Latin American private equity firms GP Investimentos and Equity International, according to a recent filing with CVM, the securities and exchange commission of Brazil.

29 February 2012

Sustainable Development Capital, First Eastern partner for $500m cleantech fund $

greenshoots_lrg1 London-based investment bank Sustainable Development Capital has established a $500m cleantech fund with Hong Kong-based private equity firm First Eastern, which will invest in cleantech-focused funds and companies in Asia.

29 February 2012

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board names new CEO

David-Denison-cppib The head of one of North America’s biggest pension plans will step down in June after seven years at the helm.

28 February 2012

Monroe provides mezz financing for RLJ Equity Partners aerospace deal

US mezzanine debt provider Monroe Capital has backed RLJ Equity Partners’ buy-out of LAI International with a $37m unitranche loan facility, and has also made an equity co-investment to support the deal.

28 February 2012

Carlyle expands credit unit with $2.1bn Highland CLO portfolio $

Global alternative asset manager Carlyle has bought a $2.1bn portfolio of four European collateralised loan obligations from Dallas-based peer Highland Capital Management, in a bid to expand into debt markets and increase loan capabilities in the face of tightening credit markets.

28 February 2012

Vietnamese investor VinaCapital adds mobile services developer VNC-55

Vietnamese investment group VinaCapital has acquired mobile services developer VNC-55.

28 February 2012

CalPERS lays down the law to its GPs $

pen_170sq US pension fund CalPERS has revealed plans to implement a new standardised capital call and distribution template for all of the fund’s private equity general partners.

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