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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.

Tom Barrack: Courting controversy

What’s the king of real estate doing backing a Hollywood film studio?

GTCR in five charts

Following the close of the Chicago-based firm’s largest-ever fund on $5.25bn, Private Equity International takes a look at GTCR’s performance and strategy.

Listed giants continue to grow fee-generating AUM

The seven listed managers rated by Fitch hold almost 20% of dry powder available to invest in alternatives.

Investing in the lower mid-market is like boiling the ocean

Industry practitioners agree the best managers in the lower mid-market are producing the best returns private equity can offer – but identifying those groups is not an easy task.

Yale posts 12.6% 20-year LBO returns

Thanks to the internet boom, venture capital has been the endowment's best-performing asset class.

The ultimate deal mechanic

What’s right for one portfolio company may not be right for another, but there are several common operational levers private equity firms can employ to jump-start growth and enhance returns.

Brightstar closing in on $750m target for debut fund

Brightstar, founded by former Lindsay Goldberg partner Andrew Weinberg, has inked its second deal as a fund close looms.

Dealmaking struggles to keep pace amid fundraising boom

Fundraising figures for this year are starting to resemble 2007; less so for transaction numbers.

PEI: Fundraising continues to outstrip 2016

Private equity funds held final closes on more than $86bn in Q3, up from $75bn in the same period last year.

BC Partners to close Fund X on up to €6.7bn – Exclusive

The fund is closing below its initial €7bn target after almost two years on the road.