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Where to eat, drink and raise capital in Johannesburg

The main LPs to meet? The most jaw-dropping view? Tanya van Lill, chief executive of the Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, gives the lowdown for first-time visitors.

The holy trinity of terms: preferred return

In the final instalment of a three-part series, long-time limited partner turned consultant Ray Maxwell reflects on shortcomings of the hurdle rate in private equity and proposes an alternative.

The holy trinity of terms: management fees

Long-time limited partner turned consultant Ray Maxwell says private equity should benefit from either significant carried interest or high fees – but not both.

Secondaries recruitment: everything you wanted to know

Do job-seekers or employers hold the power? How do salaries compare between buyside and advisors? Who’s hiring? We caught up with Simon Nixon from executive search firm Carpenter Farraday.

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