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Toby Mitchenall

Toby Mitchenall is the Senior Editor for private equity at PEI Media. He is responsible for and regular contributor to the private equity coverage across Private Equity International, Secondaries Investor and private funds management and is based in PEI’s London office. Toby was previously a consultant advising private equity firms on marketing and public relations.

Fundraising: not as easy as it looks

Lyceum’s decision to raise capital deal-by-deal shows bumper headline figures do not tell the whole story.

LISTEN NOW: Salovaara on the impact of credit facilities

Finnish LP Katja Salovaara on how subscription credit lines have made life trickier for investors in private equity.

Privately Speaking: What Ilmarinen learned from the financial crisis

The Finnish pension's Katja Salovaara reflects on the last downturn and how firms should prepare for the next big shock.

Danske back in business with double partner hire – exclusive

The Danish bank’s private equity hires include a director from ATP Private Equity Partners.

Former bankers bolster Terra Firma bench

The firm has created a group CFO role and hired elsewhere in the business, as it tries to raise its first buyout fund in a decade.

Ilmarinen: The 10-year fund is here to stay

Katja Salovaara, a private equity limited partner at Finnish pension fund Ilmarinen, believes the traditional fund structure will prevail.

Coller hires fundraising veteran – exclusive

The firm is understood to have almost fully invested its $7.15bn seventh fund and is likely to raise new capital later this year.

Coller emerges as preferred buyer in Nordic deal – exclusive

The secondaries specialist will participate in a proposed transaction to move assets from Nordic’s 2008-vintage fund to a new vehicle.

EQT races toward €10.7bn hard-cap

The firm has ‘had its arm bitten off’ by investors trying to get into Fund VIII, which will be nearly 60% larger than its predecessor.

From the archive: Taking the reins at Clessidra

In 2016 the death of Clessidra’s founder and figurehead threw the Italian firm into disarray and threatened to scupper a fundraising process. This year we met the man charged with riding to the rescue.