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Private Equity Wire Global Awards 2017 – The Winners


The Private Equity Wire Global Awards 2017, presented on 9 June in London, recognised the best private equity fund performers and service providers during 2016 in a range of categories covering the entire private equity space. Asante Capital Group was awarded best Placement Agent of the Year. READ FULL ARTICLE ON PRIVATE EQUITY WIRE  

Fund Placement Fight Club


Warren Hibbert of Asante Capital goes head to head with UBS in The Drawdown’s recent ‘Fund Placement Fight Club’ piece, highlighting the battle for private equity placement business between boutiques and banks in today’s increasingly competitive market. The first rule of fund placement fight club is… READ FULL ARTICLE ON THE DRAWDOWN

Bulking up: Consolidation in the LP space


From Adveq to Unigestion, funds-of-funds managers have been at the centre of a substantial consolidation trend in the LP space over the past 12 months. “We had quite a lot of consolidation taking place post-crisis, for very different reasons, where businesses that hadn’t achieved enough scale struggled and were not able to raise fresh capital […]

Aqua Capital Closes Fund II at Upwardly Revised $370 Million Cap


Taking advantage of strong demand from U.S. investors, Brazilian private-equity firm Aqua Capital held a final close of its second agribusiness fund at its $370 million hard cap. Nearly 30% of the capital committed to Aqua Capital Agribusiness Fund II came from the U.S. endowment community, according to a press release. In total, over 60% […]

Close imminent on Blue Water Energy Fund II


Blue Water Energy Fund II, which invests in the mid-market energy space, is to close in three to five weeks on between $1.1 billion and $1.3 billion, a source with knowledge of the fundraising tells Private Equity International. The fund’s initial target was $1 billion. It launched in May 2016 and held its first close […]

G Square Healthcare Acquires Duomed


G Square Healthcare Private Equity has acquired Duomed, a Belgium-based sales and marketing adviser for medical equipment providers. Details of G Square’s acquisition remain undisclosed, and the GP was not available for comment when contacted by unquote”. Founded in 2007 by Laurent Ganem, former head of healthcare investments at Apax France, G Square focuses on […]

New Mountain Hits First Close on Credit Fund


New Mountain Capital is making progress raising a new credit fund, and has nailed down commitments for about 30% of the target size. The fund, New Mountain Guardian Partners II LP, held a first close several weeks ago and has received $220 million in commitments so far, according to a person familiar with the matter. […]

G Square’s Fund II Hits the Hard Cap of €350m


G Square has completed the final close of its second private equity fund, G Square Capital II above target. The Pan-European healthcare investor closed Fund II at its hard-cap of €350 million with commitments from a diverse cross-section of North American and European institutional investors. G Square has been advised by Asante Capital and Proskauer. […]