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Vicky Meek

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As private equity firms increasingly institutionalise and become more complex, investor relations professionals are seeing their roles expand and their status rise.
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Private equity firms are increasingly placing a greater emphasis on employee ownership, engagement and wellbeing, but how far-reaching could such initiatives become?
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Incentives tied to impact targets have come a long way in a short space of time, but best practices around these mechanisms are still evolving.
PE firms are hoping to capitalise on the growing interest in generative AI while managing some of the risks it presents.
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Mid-market GP-led transactions are having a moment, but what is driving activity in this space, and is it expected to last?
Cultural change, patience and ambition are needed for private equity firms to move ahead in tracking portfolio-level gender diversity.
In-state investment programmes have a long history, but are we are seeing a new movement of local investing among some LPs in the US and beyond?
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PEI asks what has unblocked the deal pipeline and explores how firms are getting transactions across the line.
After gaining the attention of corporates and regulators, private markets are paying closer heed to biodiversity impacts and natural capital strategies.
Private equity’s adoption and integration of ESG has been rapid, but there is still some way to go before everyone is on the same page.

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