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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.
Hill of dollars
Clearlake Capital Group gathered more than $7bn for its sixth flagship fund and CVC Capital Partners raised $4.5bn for its fifth Asia-dedicated fund.
Firms including Apollo Global Management and KKR are facing potential clawback issues due to covid-19-induced writedowns. What are the implications for GPs and LPs when it comes to sponsors having to pay back carry?
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GPs' abilities to react faster and PE funds’ strong governance framework are key reasons for the stability of the asset class during market volatility, according to eFront.
European Union Flags
From France to Poland to the UK, check out how governments are strengthening screening rules on assets deemed essential for security and public order in light of covid-19.
Market dislocation arising from covid-19
The investment giant categorised about 30% of its $80.4bn PE portfolio as highly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, which drove most of the quarter’s depreciation.
Christian Sinding EQT
Christian Sinding discusses why private equity should get access to state aid during the crisis and how it balances the interests of its companies and LPs.
Hearts
Emotions that are unconsciously repressed or denied could result to GPs missing out on deals and push practitioners to their limits, according to a report from DWS.
Microphone with Crowd
Governments, banks and PE firms need to support portfolio companies during the health crisis, the buyout giant's chief executive said on a Q1 earnings call on Friday.
Russell Valdez, Wafra
Russell Valdez of the $25bn investor discusses how GPs can ease pressing concerns of LPs and how the firm is supporting its managers during the coronavirus crisis.
Africa
Africa's growth-oriented focus and DFI-heavy investor base could make it more resilient than other PE markets and help the continent rebound from health crisis.
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