The Carlyle Group raises $1.38 billion for Energy Credit Investments

27 November, 2012 New York, NY and Houston, TX

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that it has raised $1.38 billion for energy credit investments. Carlyle Energy Mezzanine Opportunities Fund (“CEMOF”) primarily targets investments in projects and companies in the power generation and energy sectors requiring capital of $20 million to $150 million per transaction. The fundraising effort exceeded[…]

Greycroft Partners’ Third Fund closes at $175 million

26 November, 2012 New York

Greycroft Partners, a venture capital firm that specializes in early stage Internet and media companies, announced today the closing of the fundraising for its latest Fund, Greycroft III. Greycroft III was substantially oversubscribed, but held to the original capped amount of $175 million. Virtually all of Greycroft’s previous investors committed to the new fund, including[…]

Haddington Energy Partners closes on $350 million private equity fund for midstream energy investments

15 November, 2012 Houston, Texas

Haddington Ventures, L.L.C. announced today that it has closed its latest private equity fund, Haddington Energy Partners IV, LP (HEP IV), with total committed capital of nearly $350 million targeted for investments in midstream energy infrastructure. According to senior managing partner Chris Jones, HEP IV is targeting conventional midstream opportunities and is seeking to invest[…]

UK FSA Consultation Paper on AIFMD implementation

14 November, 2012

The FSA today published Consultation Paper CP12/32, the first of two planned FSA consultations on rules and guidance to transpose the requirements of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) into UK law. The FSA consultation focuses on the implementation of the AIFMD’s Level 1 requirements, with reference, where applicable, to the expected Commission Level[…]

Advent International raises €8.5 billion ($10.8 billion) global private equity fund

12 November, 2012 Boston and London

Advent International, one of the world’s leading firms dedicated solely to private equity, has completed fundraising for Advent International GPE VII Limited Partnership (“Advent GPE VII” or “Fund VII”), with total subscriptions of €8.5 billion ($10.8 billion). The new fund will pursue the same successful strategy as Advent’s six prior GPE funds – partnering with[…]

The Carlyle Group raises $1.1 billion for middle market buyouts in North America

7 November, 2012 Washington, DC and New York, NY

Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced that it has raised $1.1 billion for U.S. middle market buyout investments. Carlyle Equity Opportunity Fund (CEOF) targets control investments in middle market companies requiring equity capital of $25 million to $150 million per transaction.  The fundraising effort exceeded Carlyle’s goal of $1 billion.[…]

RRE Ventures Closes RRE V

1 November, 2012 NEW YORK

RRE Ventures, LLC (“RRE”) is pleased to announce that it has successfully held the final closing of RRE Ventures V, LP (“RRE V”) with capital commitments of $230 million. RRE is a leading venture capital firm headquartered in the New York metro market. The firm invests in companies that leverage technologies to disrupt and transform[…]