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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.

CalPERS seeks to restart private equity co-investments

Co-investing by the US's largest public pension has stalled due to challenges around speed of execution.

Private equity basks in ‘golden age’ of returns – report

Private equity performance in recent years has been characterised by shortened time to liquiduty and soaring TVPIs.

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.

LACERA’s secondaries sale slashes GP relationships by one-fifth

The pension system will continue to evaluate secondaries to opportunistically sell and buy interests in.

Who raised the largest funds in March?

US managers gathered four of the largest fundraises last month raising almost $11bn among them.

US private equity tops investor choice – survey

The Commonfund Forum survey also showed LPs predict weakening consumer confidence will end the current bull run within the next year.
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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.

Florida SBA’s secondaries sale boosted 2018 private equity returns

Offloading a $1.3bn portfolio to Ardian helped push the pension system to a since-inception DPI capital ratio of 1.0x.

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