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3 February 2012

SVP trumps Special Situations Fund II target by $300m

US alternative investment group Strategic Value Partners has closed its second special situations fund with commitments of $918m, significantly exceeding its $600m target.

3 February 2012

Polish private equity firm EI to launch €40m wind fund

Polish Enterprise Fund VI, a private equity fund managed by Central and Eastern Europe-focused private equity firm Enterprise Investors, has launched an investment vehicle that will handle the construction of wind farms in Poland.

2 February 2012

Capital Dynamics invests in New England solar project

Private equity firm Capital Dynamics has made another renewable energy investment, with the acquisition of a 5.7MW solar energy project in the US.

2 February 2012

Investors flock to Clyde Blowers’ third fund $

McColl05_sq Clyde Blowers Capital, the industrial-focused private equity firm spearheaded by Scottish engineering entrepreneur Jim McColl, bucked a tough fundraising market when it closed its latest fund this week with commitments of £420m. McColl spoke to AltAssets about how the firm managed to exceed its target.

2 February 2012

Vincent Policard joins KKR’s European infrastructure team

infrastructure4_lrg Private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. has hired Vincent Policard as a director in its infrastructure team.

1 February 2012

Canada Pension Plan leads C$3.18bn gas transport infrastructure deal

Canadian pension investor CPP Investment Board has led the acquisition of a 24.1 per cent stake in the Gassled Joint Venture from energy company Statoil, for C$3.18bn.

1 February 2012

Nicola Horlick, former 3i execs launch Rockpool Investments

pounds3_lrg Nicola Horlick, the high-profile former head of listed fund of funds Bramdean Alternatives, is launching a new fund alongside former executives from 3i that will make it easier for wealthy individuals to invest in private equity.

30 January 2012

Wermuth targets €200m for Russia-focused cleantech fund

German family office Wermuth Asset Management is targeting a total fund size of €200m for its Tatarstan Cleantech Fund, which is said to be the first ever international fund with a specific focus on Russia, and in particular, the Republic of Tatarstan.

30 January 2012

Ingenious VCTs leads £2m deal to launch UK jazz festival

The Ingenious Entertainment VCTs, together with Jazz FM and Neopolitan Music, have completed a £2m investment into the Love Supreme Jazz Festival, to take place in Brighton, UK in the summer of 2013.

27 January 2012

Orix appoints former Capital Point founder to head mezz unit

ORIX Corporate Capital has appointed Jeff Sangalis to its Dallas office as a managing director of mezzanine and private equity co-investments.

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