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Are co-investment risks fully understood?

Co-investment is rapidly growing into a significant portion of private equity activity, but has yet to go through a whole cycle.

PEI 300: The advantages of scale

This year’s PEI 300 takes things up a notch on the size front; here’s why there’s no need to worry.

Why Investcorp is buying Mercury

We don’t often see managers buying placement agents, but in this instance the rationale is clear.

Carlyle’s Africa fund is a prime candidate for a GP-led secondaries process

Emerging market GP-led deals are rife with difficulties but Carlyle’s name and the dynamics of the secondaries market suggest a deal can be done on its Africa fund.

5 things we learned at the IFC’s Global Private Equity conference

Technology, fundraising challenges and trade wars were on the menu at the pre-eminent gathering of emerging markets private equity insiders.
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Blackstone’s impact success hinges on its secondaries relationships

The private equity giant's push into impact investing relies on the GP relationships and fund commitments its Strategic Partners unit has built.
The Future 40

New generation, new challenge

Our Future 40 will look at their baby boomer predecessors with envy… but they have much to be excited about.

A courtroom drama that will turn up the due diligence heat

As the Abraaj case plays out in the criminal courts, the impact on private equity investors and the GP-LP relationship will become palpable.

Brunei’s abhorrent LGBT stance is unlikely to deter private equity

Precedent suggests the industry won’t distance itself from the country’s $60bn sovereign wealth fund as a result of its laws regarding homosexuality.

LPs continue to raise the operational bar

Oklahoma’s TRS is the latest to pay more attention to its private equity managers’ calculations; more scrutiny should be welcomed.
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