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Helen de Beer

Helen de Beer is the editor of Private Equity International’s print edition. She joined PEI Group in 2021, coming from a background of financial, tech and travel publishing: she previously served as editor of World Finance and Business Destinations magazines and, later, head of print at World News Media. She graduated from the University of Birmingham and is based in PEI’s London office.
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The biggest fundraiser on the 2024 PEI 300 ranking brought in nearly $124bn over the past five years.
Newcomers are flocking to the market, drawn by a growing base of targets and the promise of increased fund sizes.
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Vastly expanded powers by the US health department means PE firms will need to provide greater transparency and accountability in how they run their healthcare businesses.
Doing sums
The alternatives giant doesn't want to enter the sub-sector if it can't be a top-three player, according to chief financial officer Rob Lewin.
Banks that are unaware of the extent of their exposure to private equity could face ‘severe, unexpected losses’, according to the UK’s central bank.
A flurry of recent products suggests ELTIF 2.0 is gaining traction with managers and investors alike.
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The top-ranking firms in the 2023 PEI Awards are a case study in how to successfully navigate a difficult market.
Gary Gensler
The state of play was transformed last year when SEC chair Gary Gensler introduced sweeping private funds reforms.
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Horizon Capital Growth Fund IV raised its hard-cap from $250m to $300m last year after existing investors topped up their commitments.
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The firm expects to see an acceleration in the number of private wealth platforms in H1 2024, according to its Q4 2023 earnings call.

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