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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.

US mid-market: What trade war?

Two major policy changes in Washington – the tax reform bill and tariffs on Chinese imports – have been talking points in the US financial community this year but are not yet affecting portfolios.

Carlyle eyes ‘more than $100bn’ in next fundraising cycle

The firm is making strong progress toward its long-term fundraising goals, but market volatility in Asia took its toll on performance in the third quarter.

Apollo: Public markets are ‘fertile hunting ground’ for acquisitions

The firm has completed eight US take-privates in the last three years and has two more pending.

Hellman & Friedman IX: How does $16bn measure up?

The San Francisco-headquartered firm has had one of the largest capital raises this year for its latest flagship fund.

KKR proclaims ‘excitement’ in face of market volatility

The firm has $58bn of dry powder to deploy in what it expects will become a lower-priced environment.

Blackstone fundraising boom continues with $24bn in Q3

The firm has pulled in $125bn in the last 12 months in what founder Stephen Schwarzman called an ‘industry record’.

‘Devil is in the detail’ on LP-GP alignment – report

GPs have more skin in the game, according to a survey by MJ Hudson – but whose skin is it?

Texas Municipal fights to claw back terms from GPs

In a heady fundraising environment, GPs are pushing fund terms in their favour, and it’s up to LPs to walk them back, Texas Municipal Retirement System’s director of private equity Christopher Schelling.

‘Everybody talks a good game…’

… but what are GPs really doing to drive performance? LPs must be prepared to ask some tough questions, says Joncarlo Mark, a former senior portfolio manager at CalPERS.

Lessons for a smooth succession plan

Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone’s Strategic Partners began transfers of power this year. Other firms should take note of some key elements.

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