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Massive fundraising numbers lift Blackstone above $500bn AUM mark

With these results, Blackstone is more than halfway to its goal of managing $1trn by 2026.

Abraaj’s Vettivetpillai in jail pending £1m bail appeal

The former managing partner and head of impact appeared by video-link at Westminster Magistrates Court on fraud charges brought by the US government.

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.

TIMELINE: What Abraaj did, according to the SEC

A timeline shows what Abraaj and founder Arif Naqvi are alleged to have done regarding the misappropriation of capital from its 2015-vintage Growth Markets Health Fund, according to the US regulator's complaint.

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.

Japan Special: Why global firms are marching on Japan

Overseas managers, lured by the promise of corporate divestitures, face an uphill climb in breaking into Japan.

Japan Special: Is the sun finally rising on Japanese private equity?

The Japanese market has long held tantalising opportunities for private equity, but it’s only in the past few years that deals have started to come through.
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Three things to know about Blackstone’s giant buyout fund

The private equity giant is seeking up to $25bn for its eighth global buyout fund, which has so far raised over $22bn.

Tikehau adds Nomura vet, Citigroup fundraiser to senior ranks

Paris-based Tikehau has set targets to substantially boost its assets under management and the operating profits of its asset management arm by 2022.

Inside the spin-out of Standard Chartered’s private equity unit

The spin-out of 55 people, 35 companies across three continents and the need to juggle the interests of several LPs that happen to be secondaries firms: the deal shows just how far things have come.

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