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India inflows
Indian pensions have been given the nod to participate in alternative investment funds for the first time.
The firm said it gathered $37.3bn across strategies in the second quarter of 2021, and has raised a total of $116bn over the past 12 months.
The firm launched a longer-hold PE strategy early this year and is readying a similar vehicle focused on core infrastructure.
EQT is ramping up activity in anticipation of less favourable market conditions. Plus: France's Apax raised the hard-cap before closing its latest flagship and KKR's Henry McVey says pricing power is key to weathering rising inflation. Here's today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
Source: Mercury Capital Advisors
The firm has added three partners and a principal across its London, New York and Dubai offices.
The average GP commitment as a percentage of the fund was 4.8%, a more than 60% rise from two years ago, according to the latest GP Trends report.
Keiko Sydenham, LUCA
Three of PE's biggest trends have converged at a new platform connecting Japanese investors with alts managers. Plus: Angela Miller-May, CIO at Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund and a proponent of DE&I, is on the move. Here's today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
Tokyo Japan
Former alums from Blackstone and HQ Capital plan to launch a digital fundraising platform called LUCA, which will connect alternative asset managers with Japanese investors, Private Equity International has learned.
The first half of the year saw private equity funds raise a total of $415bn thanks to a post-pandemic rebound driven by huge LP appetites for the asset class and strong deployment.
Top tips for international GPs hoping to crack Japan's comparatively nascent LP market. Plus: why SPACs might be coming back to Earth and a Russian court case could have major implications for the country's PE market. Here's today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

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