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Isobel Markham

Isobel Markham
Isobel Markham is Editor of Private Equity International, overseeing the editorial content of the monthly magazine and contributing news and analysis for PrivateEquityInternational.com. Based in New York, Isobel works closely with private equity-focused colleagues across PEI Media’s offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Over the last 10 years the industry has transformed from the pre-GFC leveraged buyout model to one based on building stronger business. What are the elements that went into that transformation?
With almost $2trn raised between them in the last five years, this year’s PEI 300 are armed and ready for the post-coronavirus rebuild.
The time will soon come when a pre-coronavirus track record won’t count for much; LPs will be judging managers on how they rise to the challenges in the coming quarters.
The pan-European firm has yet to begin investing the fund, which raised around €1bn from new investors.
On the back of a $7bn fundraise, co-founder and managing partner José Feliciano tells us where the special situations firm is seeing market opportunities amid the covid-19 pandemic.
New York
The mega-firm’s private equity portfolio was down 12% in the first quarter, with fundraising plans roughly on track.
A pile of documents
For fundraisers not every mandate is worth taking; their reputation – and resource – is often at stake.
Chart, decline
Apollo’s private equity portfolio depreciated by 21.6%, with several vehicles across the platform facing clawbacks.
New York
The operationally focused firm is closing in on the $13bn target for its latest flagship during a tough fundraising environment.
Our list of future leaders of PE recognises the investors, dealmakers, fundraisers, operators and lawyers who will shape the asset class in years to come.

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