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10 May 2012

GPs still positive on UK economic recovery $

While private equity fund managers are significantly less optimistic about the UK economy’s growth prospects over the next 12 months than they were last year, the majority (57 per cent) of them still expect the economic environment to improve.

10 May 2012

Singapore fund manager Armstrong targets $150m for clean energy vehicle

Singapore-based asset manager Armstrong Asset Management is to hold a first closing on $66m for its clean energy-focused development capital fund.

10 May 2012

China sovereign wealth arm steers clear of troubled Euro bonds

China sovereign wealth fund CIC has stopped investing in European government debt as financial troubles continues to engulf the region.

10 May 2012

CalPERS bets on special situations with $400m Cerberus investment $

CalPERS, California’s $238bn public employees' pension fund, has taken a big bet on the special situations market by committing $400m to Cerberus Capital Management's latest distressed debt fund.

10 May 2012

CalPERS to commit $500m to Blackstone special operations account

The biggest pension fund in the US has announced a $500m commitment to a new global investment account managed by Blackstone, the world’s largest private equity firm.

10 May 2012

IFC pledges $54m investment into SunEdison

IFC, the investment arm of the World Bank, has pledged to commit up to INR2.9bn ($54m) into solar energy services provider SunEdison, the division said in a statement released today.

10 May 2012

AXA Private Equity to take €330m stake in Luxembourg energy utility Enovos

European private equity firm AXA Private Equity is to acquire a 23.48 per cent stake in integrated utility company Enovos from ArcelorMittal for €330m.

10 May 2012

US biofuels developer EdeniQ secures $30m

news_biotech_lrg US biofuel and bio-materials company EdeniQ has secured $30m through an equity investment and debt facility.

9 May 2012

Sweden scraps plan to hike private equity tax rate

Sweden’s finance minister has halted plans to raise the tax rate on carried interest after uproar from both private equity firms and their opponents.

9 May 2012

CDC commits to Schulze Ethiopia fund following strategy overhaul $

CDC has become a cornerstone investor in emerging market private equity firm Schulze Global’s Ethiopia growth fund, marking the UK development finance institution’s first investment in the emerging East African country.


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