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Our in-house take on what news, trends and developments affecting the secondaries market means to its different participants. In these weekly commentaries we stir discussion and prompt debate as well as comment on issues important to market participants in a lively and thought-provoking way.

Has Bill McGlashan poisoned the impact well?

Don’t be surprised if TPG goes on to successfully raise the second Rise Fund; the actions of its erstwhile boss, however, may make it harder for other impact investors.
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From Russia with little love for private equity

Russian PE was languishing well before the arrest of the founder one of the country’s biggest private equity firms.

Why the hurdle rate needs a revamp

For all the debate it provokes, the conventional hurdle rate has remained stubbornly untouched since the ’80s.

Have you been walking the walk?

There’s just one week left to enter Private Equity International’s 2018 Operational Excellence Awards – don’t miss your chance.

Negotiating a minefield

Private equity firms launching debt arms must act very carefully to avoid conflicts of interest.

A key-man conundrum

KKR’s poaching of CLSA’s head of real estate has implications for private fund managers of all asset classes.

Secondaries’ new $6.3trn player

Why BlackRock is now entering the fray.

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.

An industry on the up

The winners of this year’s PEI Awards showcase an industry moving from strength to strength

Twelve days of private equity Christmas

The private equity industry was the gift that kept on giving this year.
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