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Claire Coe Smith

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Five levers that will be integral to driving portfolio performance over the next five years.
Volatility may have slowed the rate of dealmaking, but for GPs accustomed to investing and driving growth across cycles, the mid-market still holds plenty of opportunities.
PE firms continue to vie for assets in the increasingly digitalised healthcare market, but a selective approach is critical if they are to navigate challenges such as regulation and intense competition.
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Private equity is becoming a more attractive prospect for young professionals in Japan, but firms need to stand out to attract talent.
LPs looking to use data to understand the vulnerability of their assets in a fast-changing investment environment are calling on technology solutions to stay in the loop.
Growing fund sizes and LP demands are putting pressure on fundraising timelines and producing a more onerous negotiation process for advisers.
The UK’s new long-term asset fund structure marks a step forward in the bid to encourage defined contribution pension schemes to invest in illiquid assets, but unlocking capital may require a cultural shift.
New SEC proposals could raise the stakes for private equity firms that do not have adequate frameworks in place for managing and disclosing cyber-risks.
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While GP-led clauses in fund agreements are not a silver bullet, certain LPA provisions could help GPs and LPs better navigate these transactions should they arise.
Investors seeking opportunities under the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation regime should be wary of taking a fund’s classification as gospel, advisers say.

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