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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.
Big data and artificial intelligence

Investment robots and why they won’t take your PE job

Switching from human-centred to machine-centred investment decision-making is still a tough sell, according to executives from firms including M&G and TA Associates.
EMPEA Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets in London

Impact vehicles could benefit from fund model innovation

Long-term funds could be a better fit for impact investing in emerging markets where exits and regulation remain challenging, according to panellists at an EMPEA conference.
Michael Moore, director general, BVCA

BVCA’s Moore: ‘PE needs to tell its story smarter and better’

Private equity needs to show its economic, social and public value more, says Michael Moore, director general of the UK industry body.

Schroders addresses liquidity constraint in latest PE offering

Schroder GAIA II Specialist Private Equity Fund will allow LPs with a minimum investment of $50,000 to back PE investments in small and mid-sized businesses.
Largest funds raised in September, PEI data

Who raised the largest fund in September?

Vista's $16bn haul for its seventh flagship fund, Advent's $2bn debut tech fund and Hahn & Co's largest fund for Korea are among the largest funds closed during the month.

Benelux funds remain at the top of buyout game – report

Benelux, Nordic and UK funds were the highest performers in Europe as of end-2018, generating at least 16% IRR each.
Seoul, South Korea

Hahn & Co hauls in $3.2bn for largest Korea fund

The buyout firm gathered $2.7bn for its third flagship fund and a further $500m for a co-investment sidecar.

Caledonia seeks longer-term deals in UK with directs unit

The UK-listed firm, which owns a stake in multi-family office Stonehage Fleming, plans to make three investments every two years via its rebranded direct investment unit.
Retirement savings

High fees hinder DC schemes’ push into growth and VC – report

Management charges need to be lowered to unlock large-scale defined contribution schemes’ investment, according to the British Business Bank and Oliver Wyman.
New York

NYCRS hires Finnish, Chilean pension execs in PE build out

The $208bn New York City Retirement Systems has hired two experienced private equity executives from Ilmarinen and AFP Capital.

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