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21 October 2014

Return of robust credit market mutes traditional distressed debtp

debt money dollars The financial market is in some ways almost back to where it was before the financial crisis, which means the appetite for credit is suppressing the appetite for distressed debt according to Morgan Stanley’s Ed Goldstein.

16 October 2014

CD&R hires Ex GE CEO John Dineen

suit-and-tie-616427-m Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has named former CEO of GE Healthcare John Dineen as an operating advisor to CD&R’s funds.

16 October 2014

Panda Power Funds pulls in more than $600m for Fund IIp

coking-plant-1425781-m Energy-focused Panda Power Funds looks to have closed its second fund with commitments of $612m, AltAssets can reveal.

15 October 2014

AltAssets’ LP-GP Network launches first Investor Groups for Africa, Secondaries, Infrastructure

group-alone-lone-solo-teams-personnel AltAssets’ LP-GP Network has launched its first three Investor Groups targeting Africa, Infrastructure and the Secondaries market amid increasing demand for the service from members.

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 IIIp

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.

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