Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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Nov 7 2008 | 12:07pm ET
Darby Overseas Investments, the private equity arm of Franklin Templeton Investments, said that its Indian p.e. affiliate has raised US$147 million for the Franklin Templeton Private Equity Strategy, a p.e. fund targeting high net worth investors in India.
The fund will invest in high growth, mid-sized unlisted companies in India.
“Indian high net worth individuals who were earlier focused on equity markets have become more open to explore alternative assets classes such as private equity,” Vivek Kudva, president of Franklin Templeton (India), said. “Despite the expected moderation, the Indian economy will continue to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world and the rising demand for private capital will help this product to capture the growth potential in an effective way.”
Founded in 1994 by former U.S. Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady, Darby Overseas Investments became a wholly-owned subsidiary in 2003 of Franklin Resources, parent of San Mateo, Calif.-based Franklin Templeton Investments.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…