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Previously known as Credit Agricole Private Equity, the re-named Omnes Capital, which was acquired by private equity secondaries firm Coller Capital last week, will continue with a strategy that includes renewable energy and infrastructure.
A collection of 23 regional Swedish insurers has put up one of the largest-ever secondaries offerings in Europe, including stakes in managers like TA Associates, BC Partners, TPG, Advent, Apax and Bain.
DFJ Esprit Secondaries will be the largest venture secondaries firm in Europe, as the buzz around venture escalates in the run up to Facebook’s public market debut.
Coller Capital has agreed the latest in a slew of banking-related secondaries this year sparked by the forthcoming Volcker rule, acquiring the in-house private equity arm of French bank Crédit Agricole.
AXA Private Equity continues to capitalise on regulations which make private equity assets less attractive to banks, sealing its fourth secondaries deal to take the value of its recent portfolio acquisitions to $5.1bn.
German secondaries firm Paragon Partners has sold the remaining three companies from its 2006 fund as it works to raise a new fund.
The Geneva-based hedge fund and private equity fund manager is also expecting to hold a first close for its Ethos Environmental Sustainability Fund before the end of June.
Munich-based senior principal Christoph Wedegaertner joined the direct secondaries specialist in 2005. The firm closed is sixth fund on €137m in January.
The partnership will make direct secondary investments in French private equity, with a focus on venture capital, leveraged buyouts and growth capital.
Gerry Grimstone will step down as chairman of Candover Investments as the investment team breaks away to form a new entity, Arle Capital Partners.

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