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19 August 2015

Secondaries, FoF returns fall in Q1 2015

wallet Returns from secondaries funds fell in the first quarter of 2015 to a pooled net IRR of 1.05 per cent, down from 2.04 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014, new research shows.

6 August 2015

Morgan Stanley closes global North Haven RE fund on $1.7bn, begins to deploy

Olivier-de-Poulpiquet Morgan Stanley said on Wednesday that investors have committed around $1.7bn to North Haven Real Estate Fund VIII Global, its eighth and latest direct investment real estate fund.

27 July 2015

Aberdeen’s Gershon Cohen: The ‘global infrastructure deficit’ and other major infra challenges $

Gershon Cohen Gershon Cohen is the head of Aberdeen Asset Management’s infrastructure funds business. He came to Aberdeen last year, after it acquired the Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and SWIP's infrastructure fund management business, which Cohen has led since its inception.

13 July 2015

KKR’s Jesús Olmos reveals strategy for new $3.1bn Infrastructure II fund $

Jesus Olmos, KKR Infra As the world's holders of infrastructure assets were still digesting the news that KKR had raised $3.1bn to spend on the asset class, one of the private equity house's infrastructure co-heads told AltAssets the company's shopping list would hold few if any surprises, in terms of asset types.

10 July 2015

Secondaries remains important hedge for LPs despite low returns, fall in pricing $

profile-sunaina2 Despite senior secondaries practitioners expecting to achieve pre-leverage returns below 13 per cent, the market is still important to LPs according to Cebile Capital’s Sunaina Sinha.

8 July 2015

3i Infrastructure, AMP Capital acquire offshore oil rig servicing biz ESVAGT

oil-rig-464816-m FTSE 250-listed 3i Infrastructure is joining forces with Australia's AMP Capital to buy Denmark's ESVAGT, a business which specialises in servicing offshore oil and gas rigs, from the giant Danish shipping company, Maersk.

6 July 2015

Bridgepoint in ‘exclusive talks’ to acquire trust, fund admin unit of Appleby Global

Bridgepoint, the London-based private equity house, is in "exclusive" talks to take over a unit of Appleby Global, understands.

6 July 2015

CVC wants to keep Formula One stake, ‘no pressure to sell’ says co-chairman Mackenzie

red-bull-737335_1280 CVC Capital Partners co-chairman Donald Mackenzie has said the firm is under no pressure to sell its controlling stake in long-held motor sport major Formula One, and that it does not want to sell it.

3 July 2015

High prices, liquidity pushing new LPs into the secondaries market says Rede exec $

yaron-zafir_380x380 With high prices and a liquid market, more LPs are accessing the secondaries market to rebalance their portfolios, according to Rede Partners principal Yaron Zafir.

1 July 2015

LP need for portfolio management cements secondaries as established part of PE $

money-in-hand-1035691-m LP appetite for secondaries funds remains strong and despite the type of the investors consistently changing, the need for portfolio management is constant according to Headway Capital's Laura Shen.

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