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Private equity investment spree expected

Posted on 16 July 2012 by admin  |  Email |Print

The Middle East’s private equity funds, which have long lagged behind their global peers, have built up at least $5bn in capital ready to invest in new opportunities, industry leaders said this week. They will also increase endeavours to make new investments this year.
The so-called “dry powder” has been building for years, as private equity funds – which occupy a smaller segment of the financial sector than similar funds in the developed world – raised cash faster than they spent it. ……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Private equity goes prospecting in emerging markets

Posted on 16 July 2012 by admin  |  Email |Print

Somewhat insulated from the recession anxieties and sovereign debt default fears that gripped the developed markets, fast-growing emerging market economies from Asia to Latin America continued to beckon global private equity investors.
General partners (GPs) continued to flock to healthier macroeconomic climates and booming regions like Greater China, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent seeking investment opportunities……………………………………….Full Article: Source

Axa Private Equity to buy 11 fund investments from OMERS

Posted on 06 July 2012 by admin  |  Email |Print

Axa Private Equity, the investment arm of French insurance group Axa, said it would buy a portfolio of 11 private equity fund investments worth about $850 million from the private equity arm of Canadian pension fund OMERS.
The portfolio consists of buyout funds including North American and global funds, the companies said in a statement. “This is a large and significant transaction where we have excellent visibility on the assets, especially given that we are an existing investor in many of the funds,” Benoit Verbrugghe, Axa Private Equity’s head of North America said. ……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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