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Thought leadership from the secondaries sector’s leading voices including legal experts, industry veterans, asset class specialists (from real estate to private equity) and academics.

Fund finance: The rise of the hybrids

Fund finance facilities have traditionally been linked to uncalled LP commitments, but the focus is increasingly now on underlying portfolio investments. Leon Stephenson of Reed Smith explains the trend

Flocking to the fundraising party

There is a lot of capital flowing into private equity. What does this mean for institutional investors?

Abraaj too far?

Travails at the emerging markets private equity firm may present a buying opportunity, but it may be too big a stretch for most secondaries buyers.

A fresh perspective on dry powder

The amount of unspent capital is undoubtedly high, but for managers willing to look there are more than enough opportunities out there.

Why Verdane’s buyout fund is an ‘edda-fying’ development

The Nordic firm's Edda fund shows LPs are willing to back new propositions from GPs that can demonstrate an ability to deploy capital in a challenging environment.

How tax reform will drive dealmaking

Jerome Schwartzman, David Lee and Winston Shows from Houlihan Lokey discuss how tax changes will affect private equity, identifying the winners and losers.

Trump’s infrastructure plan is a pig with lipstick

Industry veteran Joel Moser takes a dim view on the Trump administration’s recently leaked infrastructure plan.

Decoding the CalPERS request for information

After rumours the US’s largest public pension fund was planning to outsource its private equity business, CalPERS has launched a search for potential partners. Here’s what we know so far.

Happy New Year from the PEI team

Private Equity International wishes you a safe and prosperous New Year.

Investors just can’t get enough

Limited partners remain fully committed to the asset class, despite clouds on the horizon.

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