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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

Carlyle’s Sunoco deal casts glow over private equity

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Private-equity shops have been portrayed as villains this year in the run-up to the presidential election. But today, Carlyle is being cast something of an American hero in its deal to take over a Sunoco refinery in Philadelphia.
Republicans and Democrats alike have taken shots at the background of Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican candidate and the former head of Bain Capital. While Romney has touted his experience as a job creator, critics have tried to lambast the private-equity industry as job destroyers………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Private equity RRJ Capital raising US$5 bln for second Asia Fund; Secured $3bln already

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Private-equity firm RRJ Capital Ltd. is raising $5 billion for its second Asia-focused fund, and has already secured more than $3 billion in commitments from investors, according to a person familiar with the matter. The fund is targeting a first-close of September, the person said.
Hong Kong and Singapore-based RRJ was started by Richard Ong, who formerly headed investment-banking at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in Asia excluding Japan, before leaving in 2008 to found Chinese private-equity firm Hopu Investment Management Co. RRJ raised $2.3 billion in its first fund in March 2011, with investments focusing on the energy, resources, consumer and financial sector………………………………………..Full Article: Source

Zell said to seek $1 bln for new private-equity fund

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Billionaire Sam Zell’s Equity Group Investments LLC is seeking $1 billion for its next distressed private-equity fund, said two people familiar with the matter.
Zell Opportunities Fund II LP will make distressed investments including asset acquisitions, secondary-market purchases and rescue capital for cash-strapped companies, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. ……………………………………….Full Article: Source

CapitaMalls Asia sets up $1.27bln China private equity fund

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CapitaMalls Asia, the shopping malls arm of Singapore’s CapitaLand, said on Monday it has set up a US$1 billion (S$1.27 billion) closed-end private equity fund that will invest in Chinese malls.
Outside investors will take up half the capital in the CapitaMalls China Development Fund III, while a CapitaMalls unit will subscribe for the remaining 50 per cent. ……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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