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The captive arm of the emerging markets fund manager has tapped increasing demand to invest in emerging markets, nearly quadrupling the size of its previous fund and raising more than 60 percent from new investors.
KKR has recruited George Bilicic, a Lazard banker, who advised the firm on its $45bn TXU buyout, as it plans to launch a $5bn infrastructure fundraising, according to a report.
The group had substantial rises in reported sales at Europcar, a car rental company and at ANF, a real estate company.
Jean Eric Salata, the Asian firm’s chief executive, said investor demand had been particularly strong because of its low-leverage growth focus.
The European buyout firm has gone beyond the Walker guidelines as it looks towards a global expansion into Asia and the US. These offices will be for investor relations purposes and for strengthening the portfolio.
The Dubai-based investment firm, led by Sameer Al Ansari, has bolstered its public relations team.
The diversified firm, jointly led by Charles Kaye, has surpassed its target by 25 percent, as investors look to emerging markets and growth capital for returns.
The Swiss alternative asset manager has opened in Luxembourg, where it will use an investor-friendly funds regime to structure products. The firm has already set up some of its funds in the country.
David Verey has stepped back to an advisory role at the US investment and advisory group to free himself up from potential conflicts.
The mid-market buyout firm and fund of funds has recruited Dana Haimoff from JPMorgan as a partner, as Graphite’s listed investment trust trades at a discount on the public markets despite 14.3 percent net asset value gains in 2007.

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