Private Equity

Frazier Healthcare Reaches $525M Cap on Buyout Fund

March 24, 2016

BY AINSLIE CHANDLER, BLOOMBERG BRIEF Frazier Healthcare Partners has closed its first fund raised exclusively for lower mid-market buyouts at its $525 million cap. Frazier previously made earlier-stage and growth investments from a single fund but decided to form dedicated vehicles for each strategy when it hit the trail for

Global Infrastructure, Brookfield Plan Record Funds

November 4, 2015

BY AINSLIE CHANDLER, BLOOMBERG BRIEF, AND KIEL PORTER AND SCOTT DEVEAU, BLOOMBERG NEWS Global Infrastructure Partners LP and Brookfield Asset Management Inc. are planning to raise what would be the two biggest private equity-style infrastructure funds, seeking up to a combined $27 billion. GIP is seeking as much as $15

Hamilton Lane Seeks $1.25B for Secondaries Fund

October 14, 2015

BY AINSLIE CHANDLER, BLOOMBERG BRIEF Hamilton Lane has set out to raise its biggest secondary fund, according to documents from a potential investor. The firm is seeking $1.25 billion for Hamilton Lane Secondary Fund IV, a presentation to Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Association shows. The firm has $91 million in

Women in Finance Special Issue

October 9, 2015

BY DARSHINI SHAH, BLOOMBERG BRIEF, AND LAURA COLBY, BLOOMBERG NEWS Financial firms have come a long way since the 1980s, when, for example, an investment bank apologized after a Stanford University student said one of its recruiters asked her if she would have an abortion to save her job. The

Denham Aims to Raise $2.5B for Oil and Gas Fund

October 7, 2015

BY AINSLIE CHANDLER, BLOOMBERG BRIEF Denham Capital Management LP, an energy- and commodity-focused firm, is aiming to raise $2.5 billion for an oil-and-gas investment fund. The fund, Denham’s biggest to focus on that strategy, is expected to invest mostly in upstream assets along with some midstream assets, according to a

Nordic Capital Said to Begin Planning New Buyout Pool

October 1, 2015

BY KIEL PORTER, BLOOMBERG NEWS, AND AINSLIE CHANDLER, BLOOMBERG BRIEF Nordic Capital, the private-equity firm that invests in the Nordic region and Europe’s German-speaking countries, is preparing to raise its ninth fund less than two years after closing its previous one, people with knowledge of the matter said. The buyout

Brazos Spinoff Said Near Final Close on First Fund

September 23, 2015

BY AINSLIE CHANDLER, BLOOMBERG BRIEF CenterOak Partners, founded by former Brazos Private Equity Partners LLC executives, expects to hold a final close on its first mid-market buyout fund early in the fourth quarter, after finding strong investor demand for the vehicle, according to a person with knowledge of that raising.

J.F. Lehman Said to Plan First Close This Month

September 16, 2015

BY AINSLIE CHANDLER, BLOOMBERG BRIEF J.F. Lehman & Co. Inc. is about halfway to the $700 million to $750 million target for its fourth aerospace and defense buyout fund just several months into fundraising, two people familiar with the fund said. The New York-based firm expects to hold a first

AnaCap Seen Topping $1 Billion Target for Next Fund

September 10, 2015

BY AINSLIE CHANDLER, BLOOMBERG BRIEF AnaCap Financial Partners LLP is expected to surpass the 900 million euro ($1.01 billion) target for its third private equity fund, according to a person familiar with the fundraising. The London-based firm, which invests in the European financial services sector, will probably raise between 900 million euros and

Singapore’s Southern Capital Plans 4th Buyout Fund

September 9, 2015

Southern Capital Group Pte. Ltd. is planning its fourth mid-market buyout fund, with a target about 60 percent higher than the amount raised for the Singapore-based firm’s last fund, according to two people with knowledge of the plans. The firm has set a $650 million target and plans to begin fundraising late this year