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Michael Rees, Dyal Capital

Dyal Capital Partners closes Fund III with USD5.3bn

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 10:50

Dyal Capital Partners (Dyal), a division of Neuberger Berman Group, has closed Dyal Capital Partners III (PE), its third fund, with approximately USD5.3 billion of committed capital.  »

J Christopher Mizer, Vivaris Capital

Vivaris Capital creates private equity hedge fund

Thu, 05/01/2017 - 09:09

Vivaris Capital has created what it says is the first private equity hedge fund, which is designed to deliver superior alternative asset returns while mitigating downside risk. »

Nicolas Palate, CACEIS

Equity Bridge Financing solution helps improve IRR

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:16

CACEIS offers private equity fund managers bridge financing solutions that allow them to delay the process of collecting capital commitments from investors, thereby enhancing the internal rate of return of the fund.  »

James Williams, Private Equity Wire

Private equity secondaries become a more liquid proposition

Tue, 01/11/2016 - 12:22

By James Williams (pictured) – The private equity secondary market has experienced significant growth in deal volumes and investor interest in recent years. According to Cogent Partners, secondaries volume was USD22.5 billion in 2010. This rose to USD27.5 billion in 2013, and reached USD42 billion in 2014. Last year, deal flow was estimated to have reached USD40-50 billion.  »

Amundi brings real and alternative assets to single platform

Tue, 27/09/2016 - 14:06

French asset management firm Amundi is launching a single platform designed to bring its real and alternative assets under one entity and drive its aim of becoming one of the leading alternative asset managers in Europe. »

Lawson Conner adds Gresham House to its AIFM platform

Lawson Conner adds Gresham House to its AIFM platform

Fri, 29/07/2016 - 07:10

G10 Capital, an affiliate of Lawson Conner, is to be appointed as an alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) by Gresham House Asset Management in order to provide alternative fund management services to LMS Capital. »

Three Hills Capital Partners closes second fund at EUR200m

Three Hills Capital Partners closes second fund at EUR200m

Mon, 25/07/2016 - 10:07

Three Hills Capital Partners (THCP) has held the final closing of its second fund with total committed assets of around EUR200 million, in excess of the initial target of EUR150 million. »

Global alternative assets under management hit USD6.2tn

Global alternative assets under management hit USD6.2tn

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 10:50

Total assets managed by the top 100 alternative investment managers globally reached USD3.6 trillion in 2015, up 3 per cent on the prior year, according to research produced by Willis Towers Watson. »

HIG Bayside Capital holds first close of IDeA CCR I

HIG Bayside Capital holds first close of IDeA CCR I

Fri, 08/07/2016 - 10:06

HIG Bayside Capital, a credit affiliate of HIG Capital, has held the first close of IDeA CCR (Corporate Credit Recovery) I Fund, an investment platform managed by IDeA Capital Funds SGR (IDeA), at EUR260 million. »

HIG Bayside Capital closes USD1.1bn Loan Opportunity Fund

HIG Bayside Capital closes USD1.1bn Loan Opportunity Fund

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 10:10

HIG Bayside Capital, the distressed debt and special situation affiliate of private equity firm HIG Capital (HIG), has closed the HIG Bayside Loan Opportunity Fund IV with aggregate capital commitments of USD1.1 billion, exceeding its USD1.0 billion target. »

Jamie Hadfield, Gen II

Why PE managers should view cybersecurity like personal hygiene

Thu, 31/03/2016 - 10:46

The attraction for private equity as an alternative asset class is as strong as perhaps it has ever been. As the results of a recent E&Y survey reveal (Positioning to win: 2015 global private equity survey), 19 per cent of investors said they currently allocate up to 5 per cent of capital to private equity, but 39 per cent said they allocate more than 25 per cent.  »

EFG Asset Management bolsters US equity franchise

EFG Asset Management bolsters US equity franchise

Mon, 07/03/2016 - 09:11

EFG Asset Management (EFGAM) – an international provider of actively-managed investment solutions – has brought the management of its top-performing, award-winning New Capital US Growth Fund in-house. »

Jim Cass, SEI

LPs want PE managers to improve the level of reporting transparency

Fri, 19/02/2016 - 13:41

Private equity managers are finding that increased demands for transparency from their LPs are requiring them to change their mindset, especially when it comes to sharing information on how assets are valued.  »

Nicholas Tsafos

US groups focus on Irish distressed assets

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 10:34

US private equity and real estate groups are paying close attention to the opportunities on offer in Ireland to pick up distressed assets, as the ripples of the '08 financial crisis continue to be felt there. Whether they are buying actual assets, or the debt that is held on those assets, depends on what the individual manager is trying to achieve but as Nicholas Tsafos, Chairman and Director of EisnerAmper Global Ltd, observes: "Whether it is commercial real estate or retail real estate, we are seeing managers invest in a variety of property portfolios, buying landmark properties such as the Shelbourne Hotel, for example. »

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European private equity funds of funds

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 14:23

The number of Europe-focused private equity funds of funds to close so far in 2015 is at its lowest ever level, with just seven vehicles having held a final close. Despite slow fundraising, 2012 vintage funds have seen the highest median IRR historically and a substantial number of European investors are still showing an interest in committing to this strategy. In its latest factsheet, Preqin compiles the latest data on the European fund of funds market. »


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