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5 March 2015

Low oil prices attracting ‘naïve’ investors who could hurt market, says Blackstone’s Foleyp

person-question-1124847-m Today's low oil prices present a wealth of opportunity for private equity funds, but Blackstone’s David Foley fears they are also attracting investors who don’t know what they’re doing and pushing up prices.

5 March 2015

HGGC seals strong return to fundraising with $1.33bn Fund II final close

dollar large_sq Mid-market US private equity house HGGC has sealed its anticipated return to fundraising by holding a $1.33bn final close for its second vehicle.

5 March 2015

Aurora Resurgence eyes speedy fundrasing return for Fund III

dollars envelope The distressed investing arm of LA private investment firm Aurora Capital is reportedly nearing a new fund launch two years after closing its second vehicle.

5 March 2015

Ardian approaches €2bn final close for infra Fund IV

bridge-over-resund-between-malmo-and-copenhagen-1429844-m Private equity major Ardian is said to be fast approaching the €2bn final close of its fourth infrastructure fund, which is its first since its spin-out from French insurance group Axa in September 2013.

4 March 2015

Frontier Capital catapults past target in $390m Fund IV final close

programming code software binary Software and services-focused growth investor Frontier Capital has held a $390m final close for its fourth fund, easily exceeding its $300m target.

3 March 2015

India’s SAIF Partners hits $350m venture capital Fund V target

india5_lrg North India-based SAIF Partners has reached the $350m target on the nail for its fifth venture capital fund.

3 March 2015

New Angelo Gordon arm Twin Brook eyes new $500m credit fund

boy-looking-through-binoculars-819685-m A new unit of Angelo Gordon & Co, called Twin Brook Capital Partners, is reportedly looking to raise $500m for a mid-market direct lending fund.

3 March 2015

Pension funds help TPG hit $6.5bn for ongoing Fund VII raise

dollars Commitments from LPs including the Teachers Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL) have helped TPG pull in $6.5bn for its latest megafund, it is understood.

2 March 2015

UPDATE: Equistone fast approaching Fund V’s €1.75bn targetp

finish-direction-1132907-m Private equity house Equistone Partners Europe is speedily approaching the €1.6bn target for its fifth buyout fund.

27 February 2015

Searchlight homes in on second fundraise, could target $1.5bn

Searchlight spotlight Searchlight Capital Partners is said to be considering raising up to $1.5bn for its second fund, almost double the $860m it gathered for its 2012 debut.

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