Wellington Partners announces first closing of new life science fund

19 September, 2012 Munich

Wellington Partners today announces the successful first closing of its new Wellington Partners IV Life Science Fund which has attracted commitments from investors of € 70 million. With a target size of € 120 million, this new fund is expected to be significantly larger than the previous Wellington Partners III Life Science Fund, which raised[...]

Silk Road Launches First Ever Myanmar-focused Venture Capital & Private Equity Fund

10 September, 2012

Silk Road Management is pleased to announce the launch of Myanmar Human Capital Fund, after reaching the target size of US$ 25 million for its first close. Capital commitments came from a number of family offices and high net worth individuals from Mongolia, Russia and oil rich countries of the Caspian region. “We are extremely[...]

Idinvest holds first closing of Secondary Fund at €100 million

7 September, 2012 Paris

ldinvest Partners, a European leader in private equity, has announced the first closing for its new investment vehicle which is exclusively dedicated to secondary transactions:  ldinvest Secondary Fund.  The fund has already received 100 M€ in commitments.  The fund’s investors are European financial institutions, one third of which are new LPs. Christophe Bavière, CEO of[...]

Patron Capital Partners raises over €880 million for Fund IV

5 September, 2012

Patron Capital, the specialist pan-European opportunistic and distressed asset investor, today announced that it has raised over €880m, which includes a €100 million dedicated discretionary co-investment pool, for its new fund, Patron Capital, L.P. IV (‘Fund IV’).  The fund raising significantly exceeded expectations, creating one of the largest funds within the Patron Capital portfolio. Monument[...]

Blackstone Energy Partners closes at $2.5 billion

5 September, 2012 New York

Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced the final closing on just over $2.5 billion for Blackstone Energy Partners (“BEP”) its first dedicated energy focused private equity fund.  BEP invests in control and control-oriented equity investments within the energy and natural resources sector on a global basis. Blackstone Capital Partners VI, Blackstone’s $16 billion diversified global private equity[...]