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28 May 2015

Ontario Teachers, PSP, Santander launch sustainable infrastructure investment entity

Marcos Sebares, Cubico Spanish banking group Santander is joining forces with two of Canada’s largest pension funds to launch a fund to invest in and manage renewable energy and water infrastructure assets around the world.

20 May 2015

Big PE firms squeezing smaller fundraisers despite strong market conditions $

oranges Incentives offered to LPs by bigger private equity players are squeezing some firms ability to raise money despite a buoyant capital-raising market according to StepStone partner David Jeffrey.

18 May 2015

Secondaries leverage increasing in importance amid continued deals demand $

dollars money pile Despite record levels of volume, leverage is becoming an increasingly important tool in the secondaries market according to Macquarie Capital managing director Ram Rao.

13 May 2015

‘Category leadership’ trumping size in healthcare private equity, Bain & Co reports $

Nirad Jain Bain & Co A long-standing truism of business is that large companies tend to outperform smaller ones, all else being equal, because of such advantages as economies of scale.

22 April 2015

ESG focus could impact short term profitability according to Sarona exec $

Sarona pic An ESG focus in private equity could dampen profitability in the short term, but the long term performance will pay off according to Sarona’s Vivina Berla.

7 April 2015

Strong distributions, rush for annual allocations increase fundraising in Q1 $

angela_willetts022 A disproportionate number of fund closures in Q1 2015 is being driven by strong distributions and a rush for annual allocations according to Capital Dynamics' managing director.

30 March 2015

Morgan Stanley raises at least $394m for real estate Fund VIII

house The real estate investment arm of US bank Morgan Stanley has registered at least $394m for its eight real estate fund.

11 March 2015

Texas Teachers commits $950m across five funds

money Texas Teacher Retirement System committed a total of $950m across five funds last month, AltAssets has learned.

24 February 2015

Arle Capital denies Parques Reunidos sale process

rollercoaster_amusement_170sq UK private equity firm Arle Capital has denied its tried to sell Spanish zoo and amusement park operator Parques Reunidos amid reports offers failed to reach a €2bn valuation.

23 February 2015

FoFs need to be very large or very specialised to succeed says Seligman $

Money To be a success in the fund of funds market you need to be either very large or very specialised according to Seligman Private Equity Select founder David Seligman.

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