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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.
Long term

CVC raises €4.6bn for second long-term fund

The final close of Strategic Opportunities II comes amid increased appetite for long-term vehicles.
Performance

Providence collects close to $8bn in double fundraise

The US manager, which has yet to hold official final closes on its eighth flagship fund and fourth strategic growth fund, is also in market with a Europe growth vehicle.
H1 fundraising PEI

Private equity fundraising dips to four-year low in H1

Growth funds had a 73% increase in capital raised with more than $50bn amassed in the first half of this year, according to PEI data.
Switzerland

Partners Group bulks up with directs

The firm is in market with its latest direct vehicle for private equity and expects to launch dedicated direct funds for real estate and debt within the year.
Stockholm, Sweden

AP4’s alts team gears up for more PE in 2020

The Swedish pension fund plans to make more direct investments in PE, infrastructure and credit.
PEI's Germany Roundtable, Andreas Simon, Patricia Vollhard, Torsten Grede, Philipp Patschkowski

German private equity’s growing disquiet

Hands-on value creation is more important than ever thanks to high valuations, four market experts tell Private Equity International.
10 largest funds in market as of 10 July 2019, PEI data

10 largest funds in market target $137bn

Blackstone's Capital Partners VIII heads a list including Ardian, Vista and Shanghai International Group.
Milan

EQT moves into Italy and plans additional hires

The European private equity giant will look at real estate and infrastructure opportunities in addition to buyout deals in the country.
CEPRES co-investment report

Co-investment is ‘not a silver bullet’ – report

Median co-investment returns have plummeted from a high of 56% in 2003, according to data from CEPRES.
Gender diversity

Gender diversity increases performance and IRR – report

A study by HEC Paris and MVision Private Equity Advisers finds that gender diverse investment committee teams outperform all-male teams across several industry metrics.
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