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Vicky Meek

Impact investing may have started out with a focus on social issues, but environmental concerns are rising further up investors’ agendas, and influencing their strategies.
The industry still has a long way to go on decarbonisation, but the creation and adoption of private equity-specific science-based targets could really move the needle.
Pioneering fund managers are making the ultimate GP prize – carried interest – contingent on impact or ESG metrics. Is this the future?
The lines between VC, growth and buyouts appear to be blurring as private equity firms seek earlier exposure to technology companies.
As LPs become more receptive to new relationships, strong networks and track records are helping emerging managers stand out in a crowded mid-market.
Rearview mirror eyes gaze
As investing with a gender lens gains increasing traction, we take a closer look at what this strategy entails and what is driving its growth.
Local and international firms report brisk activity over the past 12 months. Everything seems to be coming together for the Japanese buyout market.
Already a fast-expanding part of the secondaries market, GP-led deals have rocketed since last summer. We consider the factors igniting growth.
How can we be sure impact investment claims are accurate? Private Equity International goes inside the race to develop better measurement frameworks.
As portfolio companies face disruption from covid-19 and accelerating digitalisation, PE firms are hunting for operating teams with more diverse skills.

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