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Carmela Mendoza

Carmela Mendoza is a senior reporter for Private Equity International. Based in PEI Media’s London office, she covers Asia-Pacific and Europe for both PrivateEquityInternational.com and PEI magazine. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, Carmela joined PEI in 2015 from a digital agency in Singapore where she worked on government websites and publications covering business, trade and industry, transport, and social development.

Swiss group Bellevue taps growing demand for PE with boutique buy

The Switzerland-listed firm wants to broaden its biotech and life sciences-focused remit to include mid-market investments in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Why growth investing will be as big as buyouts

Technology, capital and talent will drive growth investing's expansion, says Hermes GPE partner Elias Korosis.

Ex-Warburg and TCV execs launch fund – exclusive

Farview Equity Partners is targeting lower mid-market enterprise and financial companies in Europe for its debut vehicle.

Performance watch: Permira

The firm is seeking €10bn for its seventh buyout fund, almost 50% larger than the target for its 2016-vintage predecessor.

Who raised the largest funds in May?

The five largest fund closes for the month collected close to $24bn, three times more than the previous month’s haul.

Edmond de Rothschild closes fourth Africa fund above target – exclusive

The firm has raised €375m for Amethis Fund II as it eyes another fundraise on the continent.

Responsible Investment Forum: Key takeaways

Almost 300 industry professionals gathered in London this week for PEI's Responsible Investment Forum. Here are four takeaways.

Advent closes world’s seventh biggest PE fund on $17.5bn

The private equity giant has raised $1.5bn more than its initial target for Advent International GPE IX.

Investec ex-US head of fund finance departs – exclusive

Gregg Kantor left the bank in April to focus on a property start-up he launched.
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BlackRock global alts head: ‘Quality of ESG data is a challenge’

Coverage, frequency and consistency are key challenges, BlackRock Alternative Specialists' David Lomas told PEI's Responsible Investment Forum on Wednesday.
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