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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.
Ocean wave
Brookfield's $9bn haul for its fifth flagship fund and KKR's €5.8bn for its fifth Europe buyout fund are among the largest funds closed during the month.
Business stake
Dyal Capital Partners IV, the largest GP stakes fund to date, has already deployed 64% of its capital.
Look forward
Upswing in sentiment was strong among endowments and foundations in North America, according to research from Rede Partners.
MCP Annual Investor Survey 2019
Approach ranked first ahead of other strategies among LPs' long-term preferences, according to a survey by Montana Capital Partners.
LPs are still wary about change of control and alignment of interest in the growing GP stakes market.
Compensation
Partners at secondaries firms in Europe earned an average €8.4m last year, according to executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.
Europe
CVC Capital Partners, EQT and BC Partners are expected to be back on the fundraising trail with their flagship buyout funds.
DNA cell
Specialist healthcare manager GHO has raised €975m for its second vehicle, the largest-ever European fund dedicated to healthcare and life sciences.
City of London
Hermes GPE received a $1bn private equity mandate from the UK corporate pension this week.
Toronto
The firm collected $9bn for its latest private equity fund last week and expects to hold a final close for its infrastructure fund as early as year-end.
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