Apollo Fundraising For Metals, Mining, Energy Vehicle

Jul 26 2011 | 1:49pm ET

Apollo Global Management is planning a natural resources fund, its second foray into the metals and mining space.

The New York-based firm, which manages $27 billion, hopes to raise $1.5 billion for the new fund, which will also invest in energy assets. The move comes less than a year after the firm closed in Metals Trading hedge fund.

According to Bloomberg News, Apollo is talking up its success running several metals and oil companies in its fundraising pitch.

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