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LP’s ‘Looking Past Agriculture for Downturn Strategies’


Agriculture is not among the strategies LPs are looking to employ ahead of an expected correction in the global equity market, according to an Asante Capital Group managing partner. Fraser van Rensburg, Asante Capital Group managing partner, tells Agri Investor that LPs anticipating a correction in public markets are more likely to focus on litigation, […]

Special Situations More in Demand Than Real Assets


Special situations funds are in demand going into the new year, according to a survey seen exclusively by sister publication Private Equity International. In a fourth-quarter report published by placement agent and advisor Asante Capital Group, more investors expressed an interest in buying special situations funds than real assets – which encompasses such asset classes […]

Asante Market Survey Results Q4 2017


2017 Has been another very busy year full of record breakers – in terms of deal size, fund size, market growth, number of funds in the market and importantly, the number of respondents to the 2017 Asante Market Survey! This year we had a total of 112 responses from senior investment professionals around the world. […]

Africa: A Tough Sell for Limited Partners


Developed market limited partners have fallen out of love with Africa as currency volatility continues to take its toll on returns. Unsurprisingly, the two factors EMPEA LP respondents cited as most likely to deter them from investing in sub-Saharan Africa, with 51 percent and 44 percent respectively, are political risk and currency risk. “[Currency is] […]

H1 Fundraising Reaches Second-Highest Level on Record


Private equity fundraising in Europe continued apace in the first six months of 2017, which saw the second largest volume of capital closed on record, falling just short of the six months to July in 2016. In total, 72 funds held final closes across Europe in H1 2017, according to unquote” data, raising a total of […]

Market Spotlight Q3 2017


Asante Capital’s Q3 Market Spotlight covers the movement in UK entry price multiples post Brexit, trends in portfolio valuations since 2007, the growing popularity of India for LPs and more.

Abingworth Collects $220 Million for Fund VII


Life-sciences investor Abingworth Management held a first close on $220 million for its latest fund. The vehicle, Abingworth Bioventures VII LP, has a $300 million target and a hard cap of$400 million, the person said. The firm, which began fundraising and held an initial dry close last year, is expected to hold a final close […]

European PE Taps Demand for Health-care Investments


Health-care-focused European buyout firms are raising new funds amid rising investor appetite for the sector. “Sector funds can only survive if they outperform the generalists in that same sector, which is perhaps the obvious point but one that some miss,” said Warren Hibbert, managing partner at Asante Capital. In Europe, buyout firms with highly regarded […]