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2 May 2013

Early-stage investor Atlas Venture closes ninth fund on $265m

Mascoma-backerAtlas Venture has reportedly closed its ninth fund – and the first raised since reorganising - on $265m.

2 May 2013

Tech-focused fund Novus Via nears final closep

Novus Via, an independent venture capital fund set up by two entrepreneurs, is on track to hit a final close in a little over a month, NewNet has learned.

2 May 2013

ASEAN Infrastructure Fund readies $1bn project pipeline as lending begins

The Association of South East Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) largest ever financing initiative, the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund, is set to begin its lending operations in the second half of 2013, with a pipeline of around $1bn in projects for the next three years.

30 April 2013

Jupiter adopts new FTSE ET100 index for Ecology Fund

FTSE Group’s newly-launched ET100 index has been immediately adopted as the benchmark for the £402m, 25-year old Jupiter Ecology Fund.

30 April 2013

L&T Infra targets renewables in $500m debt fund

L&T Infrastructure Finance, the investment arm of Indian construction and engineering group Larsen & Toubro, will invest in distressed green assets through a newly-launched $500m infrastructure debt fund.

30 April 2013

Triodos Bank launches retail SRI funds

Green banking firm Triodos has launched two Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) funds, giving retail investors the opportunity to invest in ethical stocks.

30 April 2013

UBS confirms fundraising for €2bn second infrastructure fundp

UBS Global Asset Management has officially launched one of the largest infrastructure fundraises in the market by targeting €2bn for its second international real assets vehicle.

30 April 2013

Update: Armstrong AM gets IFC backing as it expands teamp

Singapore-based green investor Armstrong Asset Management has expanded its investment team and told NewNet it has now received $20m in backing from the International Finance Corp with plans to hold a final close on $150m by August.

29 April 2013

Fundraising underway for Archipelago, Red7Marine green shipping fundp

Archipelago Investment Partners told NewNet a fund launched in partnership with UK engineering group Red7Marine to target opportunities in the offshore marine space will be sub-$100m.

29 April 2013

Actis sets $750m target for third energy fund

Emerging markets focused private equity firm Actis is reportedly looking to raise $750m for its third energy fund.

29 April 2013

TPG Capital slashes target for renewables fund to $350mp

Global private equity firm TPG Capital has slashed the target for its renewable energy fund by almost half as the International Finance Corporation mulls allocating $25m to the vehicle.

26 April 2013

First Reserve targets $1.25bn for infra fund II: reports

Energy-focused private equity firm First Reserve has reportedly begun fundraising activities for a second infrastructure fund, targeting a similar size of $1.25bn.

24 April 2013

Exclusive: South African PE firm Mergence targets $544m for green debt fundp

Mergence Investment Managers, a South African asset manager told NewNet it is targeting ZAR5bn ($544m) for a renewable energy debt fund that has already attracted commitment from metalworkers’ pension funds.

24 April 2013

South African metalworkers’ pension funds to inject $109m into clean power

South African metalworkers’ pension funds are to plunge ZAR1bn ($109m) into green power projects.

23 April 2013

Creation Investments nears hard cap for impact fundp

Impact investor Creation Investments told NewNet it has now reached its target but has some headroom left before it cuts off fundraising for its second vehicle at its hard cap of $75m.

23 April 2013

Medina Capital aims to hit $250m for debut IT infrastructure fundp

Medina Capital, a growth equity investment firm focused on IT infrastructure and big data, has launched its debut fundraising effort targeting $250m.

19 April 2013

Phaunos Timber Fund sees NAV decline in 2012

Phaunos Timber Fund, the investment scheme managed by FourWinds Capital Management, saw its net asset value decline by $70m in 2012 during a challenging year for global timber markets.

19 April 2013

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert launches new venture capital firm

Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is to launch up a new venture capital firm alongside Kazakh businessman Kenges Rakishev and web entrepreneur Moshe Hogeg.

19 April 2013

Silver Lake raises largest ever technology private equity fund

Global investment firm Silver Lake has raised over $10bn for it latest large-cap technology investment fund, Silver Lake Partners IV.

17 April 2013

VC veteran Matrix Partners raises $450m for 10th fund

Venture capital veteran Matrix Partners has reportedly raised $450m for its tenth fund, down from its previous vehicle, to continue its focus on early stage investments.

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