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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 Seligmanp

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.

19 February 2015

KKR holds $2bn first close of Global Infra II fund

construction digger infrastructure Global buyout firm KKR has reportedly pulled in $2bn for the first close of its Global Infrastructure Investors II vehicle.

18 February 2015

Secondaries investors cautious over too much capital and too few deals says Seligman

stack dollar cash money capital fund Secondaries private equity investors are exercising caution amid an excess of capital chasing too few deals in the sector, Seligman Private Equity founder David Seligman told AltAssets.

10 February 2015

With decreased institutional investment cleantech must learn from tech sectorp

electricity power lines energy The cleantech market needs to learn lessons from the tech space to deal with the decrease in institutional investors, according to LPs at AltAssets' recent Clean Energy & Sustainability Forum.

9 February 2015

Secondaries returns not as high as expected

euro capital money coins Secondary returns are not as lucrative as expected when compared to direct investments according to a study by eFront.

27 January 2015

CVC, Apax most in-demand secondaries for 2014 according to Sunaina Sinhap

money-1035681-m Buyout funds CVC, Apax and TPG are the most desired private equity secondaries in 2014 ,although ‘that doesn't necessarily mean it’s for sale’ according to Cebile’s Sunaina Sinha.

19 January 2015

Blackstone names RE pro Caplan as second in command

handshake deal Blackstone has promoted former head of real estate Europe Kenneth Caplan to the role of global chief investment officer, putting him just under global head Jonathan Gray.

19 December 2014

Fewer GPs expect 10%-plus growth rates next yearp

chart GPs are still targeting growing companies but fewer expect high growth rates exceeding 10 per cent over the next 12 months, according to recent research.

8 December 2014

LP rush to co-invest in real estate is a ‘concern’p

go-slow-1088027-m LPs may be rushing into co-investment opportunities without considering the work and risks involved, said panelists at the recent AltAssets LP-GP Forum: Real Estate.

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