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Salary cuts bite European private capital execs

Some 15% of private capital executives saw a decrease in their year-on-year base salary in 2017, significantly higher than the 1% who reported a similar change last year.

French LPs drive 30% fundraising surge

Domestic LPs demonstrated a strong increase in appetite for French private equity in H1, with commitments climbing to €5.4bn from €3.2bn a year ago, according to a report.

Multi-strategy expansions may stymie traditional PE

A trend towards asset management could have a negative impact on firms which cannot expand, delegates at the BVCA Summit 2017 heard.

Hermes tilts towards separate accounts

The private equity investor has raised $389m for its third co-investment programme, which will invest alongside a further $230m through sidecars and separate mandates.

PAI eyes December first close for €4bn flagship

Details of the fund’s terms were revealed in documents prepared for Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System.

Millennials fuelling impact investing shift

Responsible investing is moving up the agenda as a new generation takes the reins at family offices.

Meet the woman leading CVC’s healthcare drive

CVC head of European healthcare Cathrin Petty has overseen a fourfold increase in dealflow as the firm raises its allocation to the sector.

IT exit multiples drop

The sector remained the third most expensive in EMEA, behind only real estate and financials.

Carlyle Africa fund to broaden remit following MD hire

The $698m sub-Saharan fund is looking at opportunities in North Africa following a market resurgence across the continent.

US endowments in five charts

Harvard Management Company and University of Virginia have both admitted to being disappointed with their endowment returns following a challenging period for such investors.