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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.
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Fund of firms: Who owns what?

With Blackstone’s stake in BC Partners the latest deal in an expanding market of GP stakes, PEI looks at which firms have been on the acquisition trail.
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Fundraising veteran Bob Brown leaves Houlihan Lokey – exclusive

The co-founder of BearTooth Advisors has resigned a year after his firm was acquired by the investment bank.
PE-backed deals in Europe as of H1 2019, data from PitchBook

Europe PE dealflow slows in H1 as deal sizes grow – report

PE-backed deals in the region fell 22% to €132.6bn due to geopolitical headwinds, according to a report from PitchBook.
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PE performance benchmarks need to evolve

LPs are changing their approach to PE performance as they seek to ensure ongoing alignment with GPs.
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Mubadala plots more tech deals

The Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund invested almost $20bn across tech, agribusiness and biotech in 2018.
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Hurdle under threat as managers question one-size-fits-all approach

The share of PE firms that removed the hurdle rate doubled in 2019, while only 60% of funds are sticking with the standard 8% preferred return.
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Eurazeo’s Morgon: ‘We have major ambitions for growth investing’

The firm is targeting €1bn for its third Europe-focused growth fund, which it expects to launch as early as this year.
Paris, France

Eurazeo Capital closes fourth fund on €2.5bn target

The firm raised about €700m in third-party capital for Eurazeo Capital IV, with the €1.8bn remainder coming from its balance sheet.
International GPs backed more than 80% of private equity deals by volume in Spain during H1 2019

Spain sees record €4bn of deals in H1 – report

International GPs backed more than 80% of deals by volume in first half of 2019, according to a report from industry association ASCRI.
Milan, Italy

Italy’s Wise holds one-and-done on latest fund – exclusive

The lower mid-market firm closed on its €260m hard-cap for its fifth fund after less than two months on the fundraising trail.
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