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Goldman Sachs said to near $15bn for latest giant mezzanine fundraise

Goldman Sachs is reportedly within touching distance of a $15bn final close for its latest mezzanine investment fund. The post Goldman Sachs said to near $15bn for latest giant mezzanine fundraise first appeared on AltAssets

Investors to increase private credit allocation amid market uncertainties

82% of the respondents are expecting to increase their allocation to private credit in the year ahead amid market uncertainties, a new survey from Rede Partners shows. The post Investors to increase private credit allocation

LPs eye uptick in fund closing before year end, plan to up private market commitments in 2022

Institutional investors remain constructive on private capital markets amid a backdrop of rising inflation, potentially higher interest rates and increased scrutiny on ESG issues, new research from Eaton Partners shows. The post LPs eye uptick

BluePeak holds $115m first close for flagship fund as Covid-19 generates ‘substantial financing needs’ in Africa

Africa-focused buyout house BluePeak Private Capital has held a $115m first close for its first flagship private credit and mezzanine fund. The firm is targeting a final close of $200m, with a hard cap of

Eaton Partners EMEA supremo heads to New York, firm brings in two new private funds group directors

Global placement agent major Eaton Partners has brought in two new directors for its private funds group. The post Eaton Partners EMEA supremo heads to New York, firm brings in two new private funds group

African debt fund pair get commitments boost from development finance institution CDC Group

UK development finance institution CDC Group has backed a pair of Africa-focused investment funds with a total of $60m as the first investments from its new credit strategy. The post African debt fund pair get

Tecum Capital hauls in $240m for its biggest SBIC fund yet

Tecum Capital has scored $240m for the first close of its third Small Business Investment Company fund targeting mezzanine loans and minority equity investments. The post Tecum Capital hauls in $240m for its biggest SBIC

Connecticut pension commits to ICG, SVP funds targeting more $12.5bn of capital

The $43.7bn-managing Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds has picked a pair of mezzanine funds for its latest alternative assets commitments. The post Connecticut pension commits to ICG, SVP funds targeting more $12.5bn of capital

Implementing regulatory compliance behind 80% of wealth managers struggling to offer private market access – survey

Implementing compliant regulatory processes around cross-border promotion, data management and investor profiling are the main reasons eight out of ten wealth managers struggle to offer clients access to private markets, new data shows. The post

Which alternatives sectors have seen a rally in secondaries pricing – and which are falling short?

Secondaries fund prices have rallied across a string of alternatives in the last quarter of 2020 according to new data from Setter Capital - but several asset classes are still feeling the pinch amid ongoing

KKR brings in Park Square partner Small to boost European credit operation

Global buyout house KKR has hired Michael Small from Park Square Capital as a partner in its European credit and markets team.

Private equity credit investor Northstar Capital raises almost $500m for new mezzanine funds

Private equity-focused credit investor Northstar Capital has raised almost $500m of new capital through a pair of new mezzanine investment vehicles.

European private equity shrugs off Covid-19 as 2020 ends up among best dealmaking, fundraising years of last decade

European private equity shrugged off the pressures of Covid-19 to score among its best dealmaking and fundraising years of the past decade in 2020, new research shows.

Omnes reinvests in recycled wood pellet maker Biosyl a year after initial investment

Omnes has completed its eighth sponsorless deal through its reinvestment in wood pellet manufacturer Biosyl, a year after it first invested in the business.

HPS raises over $11bn to close one of the world’s biggest-ever mezzanine funds

HPS Investment Partners has raised an enormous $11bn to close one of the world's biggest mezzanine investment funds.

Pandemic fails to shackle European alternatives as AUM reaches €2tn for first time

European alternatives funds have reached €2tn of assets under management for the first time despite a dampening of activity amid the coronavirus pandemic.

XSML backs Uganda, DR Congo investment opportunity amid first close of third flagship fundraise

Central and East Africa-focused fund manager XSML has hit a $54m first close for its third fundraise targeting the region.

EU regulator calls for changes to AIFMD rules as review begins

The EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is up for review and the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has now issued an open letter about the key areas that may need some attention.

Andera Partners back with second fundraise of Covid-19 crisis, said to eye up to €450m

French investment house Andera Partners is reportedly out targeting up to €450m for its biggest-ever fund, hot on the heels of closing a €500m-plus mezzanine fund in June.

LPs turn to debt, mezzanine infrastructure funds amid coronavirus flight to safety

Limited partners are increasingly turning to debt and mezzanine infrastructure funds as they hunt for relatively safe havens for their investments amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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