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22 July 2016

HarbourVest surpasses target for Dover Street IX

dollar-bill-1088855_1920 Private equity manager HarbourVest Partners has passed the target for its latest Dover Street Fund, AltAssets can reveal.

22 July 2016

Baird may be looking to streamline fund management with first $300m global pool

coins-1523383_640 Global private equity firm Baird Capital has launched its first global fund, initially seeking $300m for it, in a potential attempt to bundle all of its regional capital-raising efforts.

14 July 2016

Looking into investments through an LP lens gives QIC’s infra portfolio a different edge $

Vittorio Lacagnina, QIC Applying an LP set of criteria to build up a portfolio provides asset managers with new ways to capitalise on investments, which QIC has done successfully from inception.

12 July 2016

Audax closes Mezzanine Fund IV at $1.2bn

dollar stake Alternative asset manager Audax Group has closed its fourth mezzanine fund at its $1.2bn hard cap.

28 June 2016

Apax Fund IX hits $7.9bn first close

20 dollars Global private equity firm Apax Partners has held the first close for its ninth flagship fund at $7.9bn, AltAssets can reveal.

27 June 2016

Blockchain to attract over $1bn in global investments in 2016

bitcoin-1368256_640 Financial service firms and technology providers will focus on bringing blockchain to capital markets by investing more than $1bn in the sector this year, new research shows.

22 June 2016

Women need to be encouraged to work in the finance field, say Värde execs $

Page More women should be encouraged to pursue a career in the finance industry according to executives from global alternative investment adviser Värde Partners.

13 June 2016

LPs believe the rise in shadow capital will dampen PE returns, says Coller Capital

coins-in-hand-1269975-m The majority of LPs believe that the rise in shadow capital will have a negative impact on the returns of commingled PE funds according to Coller Capital’s latest Global Private Equity Barometer.

10 June 2016

Veteran-led new firms changing competition between first-time GPs, WPEN speakers say $

road-363265_640 More new GPs are being formed from existing firms now, making the market more challenging for genuine PE startups, speakers at the 3rd WPEN summit this week said.

9 June 2016

Gender bias has prevented women-owned businesses from landing funding, say WPEN speakers $

business-1219868_960_720 Despite positive changes in the industry, the availability of funding for women-owned businesses has been limited due to gender and cultural biases, according to panellists at the inaugural Women in Private Equity Network Summit.

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