Oaktree Capital Management has raised $577 million for its first Asia-dedicated private equity fund. The alternative asset specialist which has been operating in Asia since 1998, expects to deploy 80 percent of the fund in Japan and Greater China.
Earlier this week, two of the largest US pensions announced their investment gains for the last fiscal year—including another year of strong returns from property.
Hermes Private Equity has secured a £300m commitment for a new direct private equity fund from the BT Pension Scheme.
Italian venture capital firm Innogest has overcome investor scepticism to close the biggest Italy-focused seed and early stage fund to date.
One of the most longstanding teams of private equity investors in the market, Citigroup Venture Capital, has raised the largest spin-out fund yet as Court Square Capital Partners.
Litorina Kapital has bought Securia Systems, a personal insurance and protection company that has enjoyed 90 percent sales growth over the last two years.
The orthopedics- and dental-focused private equity firm has closed its second fund on $420 million – more than double the size of its debut vehicle.
Delancey, the London-based fund manager run by Jamie Ritblat, son of British property magnate Sir John Ritblat, has set up an unusual fund structure allowing investors to commit long-term, unrestricted capital.
Philadelphia-based private equity real estate firm BPG has raised $850m to invest in US real estate.
The ownership of the New York-based middle-market firm has transitioned from its founders to three senior managing directors, in connection with the formation of the firm’s fifth fund.

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