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Carmela Mendoza

Carmela Mendoza is a senior reporter for Private Equity International based in London. She first joined PEI in Hong Kong in 2015 and covered Asia. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, she previously worked for a digital agency in Singapore focused on government websites and publications covering business, trade and industry, transport, and social development.
Passenger airplane
The world's second-largest PE firm enforces a firm-wide travel ban in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Giant investors
ArcLight Capital Partners’ $3.4bn haul for its seventh flagship fund and Odyssey Investment Partners’ $3.25bn for its sixth flagship fund were among the largest funds closed during the month.
The UK-headquartered firm is set to hold final closes this month on two northern European mid-market focused vehicles, Genesis 9 and Saturn 2.
Tallahassee, Florida
The $164bn pension plan, which is focused on getting more exposure to smaller managers in Europe, finds language and regulatory differences within the EU still tough to navigate.
Diversity in private equity
The Institutional Limited Partners Association’s private equity diversity and inclusion roadmap is an open-source and online resource for LPs, GPs and industry practitioners.
McKinsey and Bain private markets report - inforgram
PE returns lag behind US stocks and firms use higher levels of debt to finance ever-expensive purchases, according to latest reports from Bain and McKinsey.
Giant investors
Which investors have made the biggest commitments to Blackstone’s flagship private equity funds?
Eric de Montgolfier, Invest Europe
The private industry's growth warrants scrutiny from media and politicians, Invest Europe chief executive Eric de Montgolfier told Private Equity International.
Paris, France
The €33bn Fonds de Réserve pour les Retraites' supervisory board will review its asset allocation plan in April.
Hill of dollars
Private equity fundraising for the year has kicked off with a bang with at least $41.9bn in final closes already, PEI data show.

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