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Sector specialisation: Long delayed in Europe, now gaining traction

As the evolving PE landscape poses challenges for generalists, will sector specialists finally come to the fore in Europe, asks Monument Group's Janet Brooks.

Tokyo: Where to eat, drink and raise capital

The top LP locations? The most jaw-dropping view? The best place for breakfast? Two Tokyo-based executives give their tips for first-time visitors.
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AP4’s alternatives head on the three ESG areas GPs need to improve on

Jenny Askfelt Ruud, head of alternative investments at the €35bn Swedish pension fund, says GPs need better strategic angles when it comes to sustainable investing.

FIRSTavenue: Anatomy of a fundraise

Institutional investors may be increasing their allocations to private equity, but GPs still need to take a thoughtful and strategic approach to the fundraising market, say FIRSTavenue executives Michael Henningsen and Colin Dinneen.

Want to raise money from Europeans? It’s about to get harder

Revisions to AIFMD are going to make reverse solicitation more difficult without a passport, writes lawyer Matija Repolusk.

J-STAR: Fresh faces 

For Japanese industrial businesses, a key growth driver is a revitalised management team, say J-STAR managing partner Kenichi Harada and principal Hiroaki Kiriseko 

NSSK: Coming into its own

Japanese private equity may have had a few false dawns in the past, but the market today is very different from that of just 10 years ago, says NSSK founding partner Jun Tsusaka

CLSA: How to make a success of succession

Partnering with company founders provides contrarian private equity buyers a rich seam of investments, says CLSA Capital Partners president Megumi Kiyozuka.

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