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Private Equity Groups Under Pressure To Take ‘Riskier’ Bets


Buyout bosses are taking on more risk, emboldened by the benign economic backdrop, favorable tax conditions in the US and investors desperate to deploy their cash. But this more aggressive behavior is leading to firms paying record prices for assets and taking on debt at levels close to the peaks of a decade ago — […]

Orion Energy Exceeds Target for New Energy- Infrastructure Fund


Asante Capital Partners was the placement agent for Orion Energy Partners, who has collected $816 million for its oversubscribed first vehicle, exceeding the $750 million target, the New York firm announced Monday. Including $200 million in committed co-investment money, Orion raised more than $1 billion for credit investments in the energy-infrastructure sector in North America. […]

Asante Awarded Best Global Placement Agent in Private Equity Wire Awards


Asante Capital Group was awarded best Placement Agent of the Year. The Private Equity Wire Awards 2018, presented in London on 8 February, recognize the best private equity managers, investors, consultants, advisers and service providers during 2017 in a range of categories covering the entire private equity space. Read Full Article on Private Equity Wire

WSA Wins Overall Debt Deal of the Year at the Aviation 100 Awards


The Aviation 100 Awards 2018, presented in Dublin, recognized the year’s most outstanding performers in the aerospace industry. WSA won the overall Debt Deal of the Year for the $700m deal they did with Oaktree and Asante Capital Group last year. Read the Full Article on Airline Economics

White Deer Energy Hits First Close on New Fund Seeking $750 Million


White Deer Energy made a substantial first close on its latest fund and is aiming for $750 million to invest in the midmarket energy sector. The firm held the closing for White Deer Energy LP III in December with commitments totaling about $350 million. Read Full Article on WSG Pro Website

LP’s Warm to Fundless Co-Investments- Exclusive


In a fourth-quarter survey of 112 limited partners, published by placement agent and advisor Asante Capital Group, 54 percent of respondents said they would consider making co-investments alongside a “deal-by-deal manager”, an investor that seeks out acquisition targets without having a fund to finance them. READ FULL ARTICLE ON PEI WEBSITE  

Blue Water Energy Raises $1.1bn


Blue Water Energy Fund II has held a final close at $1.1 billion, surpassing its initial target of $1 billion. The vehicle will pursue a buy and build strategy focused exclusively on exploration & production, upstream and mid/downstream equipment & services. READ FULL ARTICLE ON PEI WEBSITE  

LLR Partners Approaches $1 Billion for Fund V


Philadelphia firm LLR Partners is nearing the fundraising goal for its latest pool of capital to invest in fast-growing companies in the lower middle market. The fund, LLR Equity Partners V LP, is approaching its $950 million target, said a person familiar with the matter. LLR has held two closes for the fund so far and is […]