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IK Investment seeks €2.5bn for flagship Fund IX

The private equity firm will continue to focus on Europe's lower mid-market.

French private equity: More than just looking for profit

Four insiders explain how the country's private equity industry has shifted amid political and fiscal changes, and why sustainability has become a much bigger play.
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Morgan Stanley acquires GP stake to back Tikehau’s US expansion

The investment bank invested through its $1.4bn North Haven Tactical Value fund, which closed in December.

LBO sell-off to blame for Europe’s dealmaking slump – report

A recent dip in secondary market pricing for leveraged loans and high-yield bonds has made financing costs too high in Q1, according to PitchBook data.

Cinven hits €10bn hard-cap on Fund VII

The European private equity stalwart's latest fund is the second-biggest capital raise this year.

BNP Paribas hires Clarke-Jervoise as private wealth PE head

The seasoned investor recently left the $55bn multifamily office Stonehage Fleming in London to move to Paris.

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.
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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.

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.
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