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19 October 2012

GSV Capital, Raine Group in $23.5m Parchment financing

Publically-traded venture firm GSV Capital has helped education credentials manager Parchment raise a $23.5m financing round.

19 October 2012

LPs move towards risk-based allocation strategies $

alpinvest_cornelius_170sqAs LPs become more sophisticated, investment decisions are increasingly based more on allocation and discretion, as opposed to a view on the underlying GP, according to one global fund of funds manager.

19 October 2012

China’s institutional investors transitioning into private equity $

While massive institutional investors are set to be a major force in China’s private equity industry, there remains a few years of transition as they adapt to a new investment class.

19 October 2012

Private equity, pensions behind surge in Canadian industrial M&A deals $

Private equity and pension fund deals pushed the industrial sector into the top five for Canadian M&A deals in the last quarter, new research has shown.

19 October 2012

Match.com founder leads ‘super angels’ in $10m Jungle Ventures fund close

jungle-waterfallSingapore-based early-stage investor Jungle Ventures has held a $10m first close for its pan-Asian “super angel” fund.

19 October 2012

KKR, Temasek eyeing $100m Healthcare Global Enterprises investment

Global buyout house KKR and Singapore sovereign wealth investor Temasek are in talks to help Indian cancer care specialist Healthcare Global Enterprises raise $100m, it is understood.

19 October 2012

OpCapita eyeing surprise Comet sale a year after £2 purchase

Comet electrical - AltAssets Private Equity NewsLondon-based buyout house OpCapita could make a surprise sale of UK electrical retailer Comet less than a year after buying the company for just £2. The private equity investors has received unsolicited approaches from UK and overseas retailers about purchasing the business according to the Financial Times, which cited people familiar with the situation. OpCapita[...]

19 October 2012

UK pension giants help infrastructure investment platform reach ‘critical mass’

Some of the UK’s largest pension funds have signed up to a £2bn-targeting scheme aimed at easing institutional investment into the infrastructure asset class.

19 October 2012

Oxford endowment chief attacks private equity returns during BVCA speech

Sandra Robertson Oxford University Endowment - AltAssets Private Equity NewsThe head of Oxford University’s £1.5bn endowment programme has stunned an audience of private equity bigwigs by railing against the industry at a high-profile annual event.

18 October 2012

Capital Z Partners targeting $400m for latest buyout fund

Letter-ZFinancial services-focused buyout house Capital Z Partners is eyeing $400m of commitments for its latest private equity fund.


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