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ICG backs $1bn Standard Chartered spin-out

The firm's Strategic Equity unit has also committed £316m to the spin-out team for new deals and follow-on investments.

Story of the year: Abraaj’s downfall and what it means for PE governance

The firm's swift fall from grace this year provides a compelling reason for LPs to conduct thorough scrutiny of governance practices.

Natixis eyes co-investments, secondaries through $6.7bn FoF merger

Flexstone Partners is set to launch its debut global co-investment fund next year.

PODCAST: Why investors should look beyond the headlines in emerging markets

Albright Capital’s Gregory Bowes discusses why improvements in creditor rights and bankruptcy codes in emerging markets mean investors needn’t be wary of the asset class.

Is it Indonesia’s time to shine?

The archipelago is the obvious choice for private equity firms wanting to capture opportunities the young and urban middle class provide.

ADB: private equity helps us access underpenetrated markets

Now that the market has matured, the Asian Development Bank’s private sector group has a new mission in the region.

IFC’s COO on managing a global footprint

Ruth Horowitz, deputy CEO and COO for the asset management arm of the International Finance Corporation, on how following best practice and outsourcing where needed has helped it manage growth over the last decade.

2018: Fundraising at the last chance saloon

Firms with complicated track records have seen the current fundraising bonanza and decided to jump in.

Terra Firma fundraise hits the skids

Investors want to see how the firm performs on a deal-by-deal basis before they will consider committing to a blind-pool vehicle, PEI understands.

NZ Super names ex-Future Fund chief strategist as CIO

Stephen Gilmore will join the $27bn sovereign wealth fund in late February 2019.

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