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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.

Apollo’s Kleinman passes PE reins to Nord, Sambur

Senior partners Matt Nord and David Sambur will lead the firm’s $77bn private equity business.

StepStone eyes HNWIs with private wealth push

The firm will integrate fund investments, secondaries and co-investments to create customised investments for the private wealth sector via its Conversus platform.
Vianney de Leudeville, British Business Investments

How the UK’s development bank plans to back VC and growth managers

Vianney de Leudeville of British Business Investments discusses why the development bank subsidiary is seeding fund of funds managers.
Growth investing

Family offices eye more growth and VC – report

Asia-Pacific investors in particular are driving this trend, according to UBS and Campden Wealth's latest study.
Shenzhen, China

China slump drags down emerging markets fundraising

Trade disputes, bad debts in the financial system and a difficult exit environment for tech companies have affected investor appetite for China, according to EMPEA.
Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina pension: ‘We don’t want to save fees at the sake of returns’

Chief executive Michael Hitchcock and chief investment officer Geoffrey Berg tell PEI how the pension's co-investment programme will drive performance and attract new GP relationships.
PE Insights, UK PE outlook panel

Co-investments: ‘There’s no one right model for LPs’

Firms including BlackRock, Allianz and Coller Capital revealed their approaches to the strategy at a conference in London.

Three things to know about Ardian’s latest co-investment fund

PEI catches up with Alexandre Motte, head of co-investment at the French giant, to discuss the largest co-investment fund raised by any firm since 2015.
PE Insights, UK PE outlook panel

UK PE market braces for more uncertainty post no-deal Brexit

Capital raising, deal financing and talent retention will face more challenges, according to panellists at a private equity conference in London.
Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina pension to double growth equity exposure

The $32bn pension plans to allocate as much as 20% of its private equity portfolio to growth and mid-market-focused GPs.

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