Coller Capital Closes Sixth Fund Ahead of Target

Private equity secondaries investor Coller Capital has reached a final close on Coller International Partners VI. The fund exceeding its target of $5 billion securing commitments of $5.5 billion. PRESS RELEASE Coller Capital, the leading global investor in private equity secondaries, today announced the final closing of Coller International Partners VI (CIP VI) with commitments […]

Coller Capital Acquires Credit Agricole PE

Coller Capital has acquired Crédit Agricole Private Equity (CAPE) and all of the funds managed by CAPE and owned by Crédit Agricole Capital Investment Finance (CACIF), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Crédit Agricole S.A. Crédit Agricole S.A.’s decision to sell CAPE forms part of a plan to optimise capital allocation and refocus the bank’s private equity […]

Coller Pays $389.92M for Credit Agricole PE Unit

Credit Agricole is selling its private equity unit to UK-based buyout shop Coller Capital for roughly 300 million euros ($389.92 million), Reuters reported Friday. The deal will reduce the risk-weighted assets of Credit Agricole by 900 million euros, Reuters wrote. Coller Capital specializes in buying secondary private equity assets.

Investors Remain Loyal to PE, Study Finds, But LPs Will Be More Demanding on Terms

Despite a shell-shocked global economy, a strong majority of limited partners plan to continue their steadfast commitments to private equity, with 83 percent saying they will maintain or increase their allocations to the asset class in the coming year, according to a closely watched study by Coller Capital on investors’ attitudes and plans. And, in […]

The Mood Among LPs? Much Better, Thank You, Survey Says

For all the private equity firms waiting – patiently and impatiently – for limited partners’ moods to improve, the wait is over. According to a new LP survey by Preqin, the private equity data firm, LPs are moving squarely off neutral and into high-gear in terms of committing new funds.

More than three times as many LPs, about 46 percent of Preqin’s respondents, said they planned to increase the amount of capital that they commit to private equity during 2011, as compared to 13 percent who said they planned to reduce their commitment levels. And of those LPs who planned to commit more in 2011, about two in every five said they said they planned to increase their commitments “significantly.”

The Preqin results echo another recent study – this one by Coller Capital – which reported that more than twice as many LPs planned to increase their target allocations to private equity in 2011, as compared to those who planned to decrease their allocations. The Preqin results were more profound, revealing that more than three times as many LPs planned to increase their target allocations to PE over the next 12 months as those that planned to decrease them.

Coller Capital: LPs Views on PE Brighten, But Hard Landings Are Expected

For the second straight summer, limited partners’ views on private equity as an asset class continued to brighten, according to a Coller Capital report released Monday. They’re looking to increase target allocation in greater numbers and LPs say debt markets are functioning well and that dividend recaps are a sign of strength. Nearly one quarter […]

Facing Chinese Boom, PE Pros Preach Caution

As the influx of China’s companies to American exchanges continues to boost valuations in the East’s top growing economy, PE dealmakers still approach Asian investment opportunities with trepidation, citing the old axiom that there is too much money chasing too few deals. “China is a place we’re getting to know,” Apollo Global Management Founder and […]

Coller Capital Expects LPs to Reduce Exposure to Funds of Funds

Coller Capital expects limited partners to reduce their exposure to funds of funds over the next three years, according to the London-based firm’s latest Global Private Equity Barometer. Coller also expects LPs to diversify their GP relationships.

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