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African private equity: In search of a solid 3x

From rising to falling star, Africa rewards those with discipline, patience and the skills to build a market leader.

The lessons PE learned from the financial crisis

Ten years on from the financial earthquake, a study vindicates the private equity approach during the downturn. But a new threat looms.

Sweden’s tax clampdown on carry sparks fund backlash

Swedish funds are considering their future in the country after the nation's top court affirmed that carry should be taxed as income, not capital.

In search of a solid 3x

From rising to falling star, Africa rewards those with discipline, patience and the skills to build a market leader.

SEC’s Volcker Rule revision plan seen as paving return for banks to back PE

The regulatory agency is seeking comment on proposals to ease restrictions that prohibit banks from investing in private equity funds.

CalPERS aims to hire CIO by September

The new CIO will join at a critical time for the fund, which has been without a private equity head for more than a year.

Goldman secondaries sales help boost Q2 fee revenue

Performance fees from the firm's Vintage V fund drove a 20% year-on-year increase in net revenues.

Energy: No more quick flips

Bankruptcies soared in the wake of falling oil prices, forcing energy funds to adapt to the new realities.

CalSTRS hires CFO from another public pension fund

Julie Underwood spent eight years as CFO at San Bernardino County Employees’ Retirement Association, which has $9.9bn in assets under management.

States continue the fight on carried interest tax

The battle over carried interest tax at state-level rests on whether it is seen as a reward for labour or for risk.

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