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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.
The private equity giant has amassed €6.4bn for Carlyle Europe Partners V, almost €1bn more than its original target.
Europe exits in Q3 2019 PitchBook data
Brexit uncertainty, Germany's manufacturing recession and increasing nationalism have affected investor sentiment across the Eurozone, according to PitchBook.
Key trends in fund governance, MJ Hudson
Smaller LPs may find themselves at a disadvantage and shut out from significant terms because of the size of their commitments, according to a report from MJ Hudson.
PEI Q3 2019 Fundraising Report
Nearly $297bn was raised by a smaller number of larger funds in the first three quarters of the year.
Big data and artificial intelligence
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
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
Private equity needs to show its economic, social and public value more, says Michael Moore, director general of the UK industry body.
water tap
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
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, Nordic and UK funds were the highest performers in Europe as of end-2018, generating at least 16% IRR each.

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