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5 August 2015

TIAA-CREF raises $3bn for its second agriculture fund

agri_field_170sq US private equity firm TIAA-CREF has raised $3bn for its second global agriculture fund, AltAssets understands.

4 August 2015

Latest Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe fund approaches $3bn

New York taxi Pixabay Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe, a private-equity firm that has raised more than $21bn since its founding in 1979, has thus far raised more than $2.7bn for its latest fund, Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe XII, a US regulatory filing reveals.

27 July 2015

EIB backs Omnes Capital’s renewable energy fund with €50m

handshake deal The European Investment Bank (EIB) has made its first equity participation in France under the Investment Plan for Europe, by backing an investment fund managed by Omnes Capital.

23 July 2015

KKR joint venture acquires Commerzbank shipping fleet for $254.5m

ship KKR and London-based independent ship operator Borealis Maritime are to acquire a $254.5m shipping fleet from a subsidiary of Commerzbank, through a joint venture they formed in 2013.

22 July 2015

Ridgewood Energy closes its latest oil and gas PE fund at $1.9bn

oil-rig-464816-m Ridgewood Energy Corp has closed its latest private equity fund to date on more than $1.9bn, putting it well ahead of its $1.5bn target.

22 July 2015

ArcLight’s sixth energy fund passes $5bn mark

news_oil_pipeline_lrg ArcLight Capital Partners has seen sales of its $4bn-targeting Energy Partners Fund VI surpass $5bn, a filing with the US Securities & Exchange Commission has revealed.

10 July 2015

Kenya’s Fanisi Capital buys stake in Tanzanian agro biz for $6m

africa-tanzania_sq Fanisi Capital, a Kenya-based, East Africa-focused private equity house, has bought what it calls "a significant minority stake" in a Tanzanian agro-processing company called Kijenge Animal Products for $6m.

10 July 2015

Ridgemont Equity closes in on $900m Fund II target

Ridgemont Mid-market buyout and growth equity firm Ridgemont Equity Partners is more than three-quarters of the way towards hitting its $900m target for its second fundraise since being spun out from Bank of America in 2010, AltAssets can reveal.

9 July 2015

EnCap Investments entrusts $250m to Permian Basin developer Ameredev

texas oil EnCap Investments, a Houston-based private equity firm that specialises in oil and gas exploration investments, has entrusted American Resource Development, or Ameredev, with a $250m investment, the companies announced on Wednesday.

8 July 2015

Kayne Anderson Energy Funds commits $150m to new oil and gas biz Amistad

Oil Pumps Kayne Anderson Energy Funds has committed $150m to Amistad Energy Partners, a recently-launched, Houston-based oil and gas company, alongside members of the Amistad management team.

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