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28 August 2015

Despite the risks Infrastructure is still very attractive for investors says exec $

brooklyn-bridge-105079_640 Despite the number of risks associated with investing in infrastructure, Cube Infrastructure CEO and managing partner Renuad De Matharel says the returns still remain attractive.

28 August 2015

Aberdeen unveils $500m ‘liquid alternative strategies’ fund

Aberdeen ad Aberdeen Asset Management has launched what it's calling the Aberdeen Alternative Strategies Fund (AASF), to give high net worth individuals, wealth managers and institutions exposure to "a portfolio of alternative strategies".

28 August 2015

Waterland Private Equity exits SENIOcare stake to strategic investor

wheelchairs Waterland Private Equity has sold its stake in Swiss nursing home operator SENIOcare to a company that is already active in the elder care sector, Swiss Prime Site.

28 August 2015

LDC scores 2.4x return through Bifold sale

oil-775063-m Lloyd’s Bank private equity arm LDC has scored a 2.4-times return through the sale of oil and gas engineering business Bifold, AltAssets can reveal.

27 August 2015

Mid Europa Partners acquires Turkish outsourced call centre biz

Turkey map Mid Europa Partners, a major private equity investor in Central Europe and Turkey, said it has agreed to acquire 100 per cent of Customer Management Center, an outsourced call centre and customer management services provider in Turkey.

27 August 2015

Three Hills Capital in €35m investment in Building Energy Group

acciona wind farm Three Hills Capital Partners, a London-based, pan-European investment platform, said it has invested €35m in Building Energy Group, a globally-active, independent energy producer focused on renewable energy sources and based in Milan.

27 August 2015

Secondary players increasingly wary of currency risks says exec $

money-167733_640 Secondary funds have started to hedge against currency risks according to Investec Gregg’s Kantor.

27 August 2015

Denmark’s Polaris exits investment in A-Tex to Partners’ Trimco

clothing-842338_640 Polaris Private Equity, the Copenhagen-based private equity firm, has sold the Danish fashion labels and packing business A-Tex to a rival company named Trimco, which is backed by Partners Group.

27 August 2015

Permira appoints head of ESG

board Global private equity firm Permira has appointed Adinah Shackleton as its first ever Head of ESG (environmental social and corporate governance).

27 August 2015

TIAA-CREF in tie-up with 2 Swedish pension funds to buy European property

europe map TIAA-CREF, the giant US pension entity, is joining forces with two of Sweden's national pension funds to create a €4 bn-plus pan-European office investment platform.

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