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Goldman Sachs shifting London hedge fund operations to US

February 09, 2017 | Reuters

Goldman Sachs Investment Partners (GSIP), which opened in 2008 with one of the biggest launches in hedge fund history, is folding its London operations into the United States and shifting staff members to New York, four sources told Reuters.

Carlyle earnings miss outlook on hedge fund losses

February 08, 2017 | Reuters

Private equity firm Carlyle Group L.P. posted sharply lower-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday following losses in its hedge fund businesses that it has since exited.

Exclusive: Sneak peek into game plan of PE firm Broad Peak Capital

February 08, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Private equity (PE) firm Broad Peak Capital Advisors, floated by former Multiples PE executive Dinesh Tiwari, is set to launch its maiden fund focussing on the rural economy by the middle of this year, a person privy to the development told News Corp VCCircle.

How LP commitment to Indian PE, VC funds changed last year

February 07, 2017 | TEAM VCC

Indian private equity and venture capital firms saw limited partners (LPs) opening up their purse strings big time with fresh commitments to country-dedicated funds rising multi-fold, according to a VCCircle analysis.

PE firm Cerestra to partner with Telangana govt for life sciences infra fund

February 07, 2017 | Joseph Rai

The Telangana government is partnering with real estate private equity firm Cerestra Advisors Ltd to float an infrastructure fund focused on the life sciences sector with a corpus of Rs 1,000 crore.

KKR to merge hedge fund unit co-led by Girish Reddy with PAAMCO

February 07, 2017 | Bruhadeeswaran R

Private equity major Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co Ltd has agreed to merge hedge fund unit KKR Prisma with Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company (PAAMCO) to create a firm that will offer clients alternative investment strategies through liquid instruments such as mutual funds.

Exclusive: Report card on Gulpreet Kohli’s PE firm Mylen in its first year

February 06, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

Private equity firm Mylen Investment, which was floated by former managing director of ChrysCapital, has built a portfolio of over a dozen firms, deploying almost its entire initial corpus and even making a quick churn with a few exits in its first year of business.

Exclusive: Aavishkaar set to make fresh VC investments in Indonesia, Sri Lanka

February 06, 2017 | Debjyoti Roy

Aavishkaar Venture Management, an investment firm that backs enterprises working in rural areas and those targeting the poor, is all set to make a few more investments through its South and Southeast Asia-focussed fund, a person privy to the development News Corp VCCircle.

ArthVeda raises $250 mn for affordable housing in debut offshore fund

February 06, 2017 | Joseph Rai

ArthVeda Fund Management Pvt. Ltd, an associate company of mortgage lender Dewan Housing Finance Ltd, has received a commitment of $250 million (around Rs 1,689 crore) from a unit of Qatar's state-owned holding firm in its first offshore fund.

Stellaris Venture Partners marks first close of maiden fund

February 06, 2017 | Ranjani Raghavan

Stellaris Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm founded by former top executives at Helion Venture Partners, has hit the first close of its maiden fund at $50 million (Rs 337 crore). 

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