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Capvis bets on LP pivot to ‘traditional’ sectors from venture, growth strategies

Swiss GP Capvis believes that LPs are now moving towards private equity managers focused on investing in traditional sectors after years of strong performance from venture and growth strategies, said CEO Daniel Flaig.

Novalpina fund exits Laboratoire XO to Stanley Capital

The managers of Novalpina 1 have made a major step in the winding down of the liquidated fund by selling crown jewel asset Laboratoire XO to Stanley Capital.

Verium moves Toradex, Mobil in Time into continuation fund

Swiss family office Verium has closed its first LP-backed fund, a secondary vehicle for modular computing developer Toradex and mobile energy group Mobil in Time (MiT).

Trio of secondaries PE majors help Deutsche Private Equity raise €708m continuation fund

A trio of major secondaries private equity players have helped DPE Deutsche Private Equity raise a €708m continuation fund to take on a pair of investments from its 2016 vintage Fund III. The post Trio

Secondaries Preview: Strong LP stakes dealflow, strategy specialisation to come in 2023

Secondaries market players are expecting to see increased opportunities in LP stakes alongside a cooling off of GP-led deals in 2023, accompanied by an uptick in secondaries investors launching new strategies, attendees at IPEM in

LPs and GPs draw battle lines over expenses, transparency as market turmoil impacts sector

Public markets investors have been slamming on the brakes for the past 12 months as macro factors continue to weigh heavy on the global dealmaking and trading environment. But is a different picture appearing in

Thoma Bravo, Apollo, Silver Lake megafunds among $1.1bn of new Maryland pension commitments

The $64.6bn-managing Maryland State Retirement & Pension System has picked a trio of major private equity fundraises among its latest $1.1bn of commitments. Thoma Bravo’s mammoth new software-focused private equity fund picked up $125m from

HarbourVest launches first Australian office amid region’s growing LP demand

HarbourVest Partners has opened its first office in Australia amid increased demand for alternatives from LPs and rich individuals in the region, the firm said. The post HarbourVest launches first Australian office amid region’s growing

KKR raising fourth direct lending fund amid soaring debt appetite from LPs

KKR is back in the market with its fourth debt fund, with eyes on up to $2bn for the vehicle amid a surge in LP demand for more risk-averse alternative asset classes. The post KKR

LP Profile: YielCo preps for influx of special situations opportunities

Munich-headquartered special situations fund-of-funds and co-investment vehicle manager YielCo is eyeing an increasing number of special situations opportunities, including in the mid-cap technology sector, founder and chairman Peter Laib told Unquote.

Lakestar eyes fundraise for second Growth Fund

Venture capital firm Lakestar has made a Luxembourg legal filing for Lakestar Growth II; the Luxembourg structure is expected to pave the way for European LPs to come into the fund, a source familiar with

CalPERS commits another $7.4bn to alts, picks Advent, Thoma Bravo, Silver Lake among big PE investments

Pension giant CalPERS has revealed an enormous $7.4bn of new commitments to alternative investment funds. The post CalPERS commits another $7.4bn to alts, picks Advent, Thoma Bravo, Silver Lake among big PE investments first appeared

Energy Impact Partners raises €390m Europe fund targeting ‘most promising investment opportunity of our generation’

Sustainability and net-zero focused VC investor Energy Impact Partners has hit a €390m final close for its debut European fund thanks to support from a string of prominent LPs. The post Energy Impact Partners raises

HIG brings in ex-Bain Capital partner Sherman to boost growth investing arm

Bain Capital tech investment partner Hans Sherman is one of two new managing partners brought in by HIG Capital to help bolster its growth arm. The post HIG brings in ex-Bain Capital partner Sherman to

Proposed Additional Amendments to Form PF

Posted by Jessica Forbes, Philip Heimowitz, and Mark Highman, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, on Saturday, September 10, 2022 Editor's Note: Jessica Forbes and Philip Heimowitz are partners and Mark Highman is special

Norway’s KLP said to have committed $199m to Quinbrook’s Net Zero Power Fund

Norwegian pension fund Kommunal Landspensjonskasse has committed 2 billion Norwegian kroner ($199 million) to Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners III - Net Zero Power Fund, Pension & Investments reported quoting an email from spokesman Glenn Slydal Johansen.

In a Shifting Economy, a Golf Developer Keeps Asking What Buyers Want

While navigating the industry’s ups and downs, Chris Randolph of South Street Partners says his firm has learned that “you can’t rinse and repeat.”

Carve-Outs’ Popularity Soars as Businesses Pursue Growth

Posted by Gregory Pryor and Germaine Gurr, White & Case LLP, on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 Editor's Note: Gregory Pryor and Germaine Gurr are partners at White & Case LLP. This post is based on

Trill Impact hires IK’s Hoffmann von Holten

Stockholm-headquartered impact investor Trill Impact has hired Nina Hoffmann von Holten as an investment director, to help expand the GP’s presence in Denmark.

Second-hand: could continuation vehicles become ‘SPACs of 2022’?

So far in 2022, GP-led secondary deals have been holding fast as exits involving special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) have faded from fashion. As GPs and LPs continue to seek liquidity in a challenging exit

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