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Private capital AUM set to double to over $18tn in next five years

Global private capital assets under management is expected to almost double to $18.3tn by the end of 2027 as investors continue to seek alternative sources of returns in an uncertain economic environment. The post Private

EQT bolsters sustainability team with hire from Nordea

EQT has hired Ylva Hannestad as Transformation Lead Sustainable Finance & Client Relations from Nordea to work between EQT’s client and sustainability teams, according to a press release.

Powerful returns see healthcare investor Apposite Capital strike £200m Fund III close

London-based Apposite Capital has hit a £200m final close for its latest fund targeting high growth and high impact healthcare and life science SMEs across Europe. The post Powerful returns see healthcare investor Apposite Capital

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

Private equity players warn of fundraising “shake-out”

The increasingly tough European PE fundraising environment is likely to lead to a fundraising “shake-out”, with European generalist buyout strategies touted as some of the first potential casualties, attendees at IPEM 2022 in Cannes told

PwC names new global PE, sovereign wealth leader as it expands its ESG focus

Global professional services major PwC has named its veteran deals specialist Eric Janson to global private equity, real assets and sovereign funds leader. The post PwC names new global PE, sovereign wealth leader as it

Argos Wityu launches Article 9 buyout climate fund

Switzerland-based Argos Wityu has launched an “Article 9” buyout fund dedicated to investing in European SMEs with a CO2 intensity reduction target of 7.5% per year and a direct focus on environmental performance.

Q&A: Octopus Ventures on consumer investing in times of recession

Head of Octopus Ventures’ consumer investment team, Rebecca Hunt, talks to Unquote about the key metrics the venture investor looks for in consumer businesses, emerging trends in the sector and how the current macro-economic environment

Conservatives Attack Companies for Being Too ‘Woke’ on Climate

Conservatives in the U.S. have targeted firms for their environmental policies, but many companies are standing their ground.

How demographic change is impacting asset allocations

Demographic changes around the globe are forcing asset allocators to question and update their strategies - with the surge in new technologies top of the list for shaping new opportunities. The post How demographic change

HCAP more than doubles Fund IV total with $353m final close of fifth impact fundraise

Californian impact investor HCAP Partners has picked up more than $350m for its oversubscribed fifth fundraise, including anticipated leverage from the US Small Business Administration. The post HCAP more than doubles Fund IV total with

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

Trill Impact heads for first close of VC fund at year-end

Sweden-headquartered Trill Impact is on the road for its debut venture fund, according to a source close to the situation; the vehicle has a EUR 300m target and is expected to hold a first close

Marine-focused Ocean 14 Capital on track for eight investments this year with new backing

Marine-focused Ocean 14 Capital has raised €100m for its €150m-targeting impact fund. The post Marine-focused Ocean 14 Capital on track for eight investments this year with new backing first appeared on AltAssets Private Equity News.

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

Verdane invests in Qbtech, Topro via impact fund

Specialist technology GP Verdane has made two investments via its debut EUR 300m impact fund, backing ADHD test maker Qbtech and mobility aid manufacturer Topro.

Verdane taps Europe’s largest growth impact fund to buy ADHD test specialist and mobility aids provider

European growth equity specialist Verdane has tapped its Idun impact fund for a pair of new investments. The post Verdane taps Europe’s largest growth impact fund to buy ADHD test specialist and mobility aids provider

Earth Capital merges four assets to form bioenergy plant SEHL

Earth Capital Limited, a UK-based growth equity impact investor, has announced the formation of Sustainable Energy Holdings Limited (SEHL), a new company created via the merger of four low-carbon bioenergy generation assets in its portfolio.

Golding Capital holds EUR 65m first close for debut impact fund

Munich-headquartered Golding Capital has held a first close for Golding Impact 2021 on EUR 65m; the GP expects to hold a final close for the fund-of-funds in 2023 on EUR 300m.

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