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27 January 2012

Dowling Capital Partners closes inaugural fund

Connecticut-based private equity firm Dowling Capital Management has held a final closing on $160m on its debut fund. The vehicle had an original target of $250m according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. LPs include global insurance underwriters and brokers as well as industry executives, the firm said. The firm typically invests[...]

27 January 2012

Africa-focused forestry fund closes on €160m

forestry2_sq Global Environment Fund, US-based sustainable forestry fund set to tap into Africa-based opportunities, has exceeded its target with a final close of €160m.

27 January 2012

Funding gap must be addressed by investors in emerging markets SMEs $

india3_lrg The World Economic Forum should consider how participants can play more of a role in investing to fill the equity gap in the emerging markets, according to one emerging markets investor.

25 January 2012

Finnish venture firm targets €100m for cleantech fund $

A Finnish investment manager told NewNet it is targeting a final close of between €75m and €100m for its cleantech-focused new fund.

25 January 2012

Kreos Capital growth debt fund seals €120m first close

Kreos Capital has announced the first closing of its new growth debt fund, Kreos Capital IV, with commitments of more than €120 million.

25 January 2012

Eurozone crisis ‘creating new opportunities’ $

Renewed uncertainty in Western economic zones is creating opportunities for some fund managers, according to pan-European investment specialist Tim Green.

24 January 2012

Canadian investment firm secures first close for sustainability-focused fund $

Environmental investment firm Investeco Capital has secured the first close of its new sustainability fund.

23 January 2012

Global food demand behind growth in investment appetite $

The recent launch of Russian investment group VTB Capital’s $1bn agriculture-focused investment platform is just the latest in a line of private equity funds looking at this sector.

20 January 2012

Over 50% of deals in growth markets fail $

shake While undeniably enticing, M&A deals in growth markets remain a challenging prospect. And now new research has found that over 50 per cent of deals that go to due diligence in these regions fail to complete.

19 January 2012

Anacap seals first close for £350m credit fund

pounds3_lrg AnaCap Financial Partners has held the first close of its Credit Opportunities Fund II with commitments of £265m, surpassing its £250m target after five months on the road.

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