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Navab plots the largest-ever debut fund

Navab Capital Partners has a $3bn target for its inaugural fund, which would be the largest ever debut private equity fund raised by an independent firm.

5 questions with Meketa’s Allan Emkin

The private markets veteran talks private markets growth, consolidation and why he’s concerned about returns.

Side Letter: Navab returns, 40 under 40, Abraaj in court

Once among the contenders to head up KKR, Alex Navab is back with ambition. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

Massive fundraising numbers lift Blackstone above $500bn AUM mark

With these results, Blackstone is more than halfway to its goal of managing $1trn by 2026.

Blackstone to become corporation after Trump tax cuts

New status is expected to widen the range of US and foreign owners of Blackstone’s stock.

Abraaj’s Vettivetpillai in jail pending £1m bail appeal

The former managing partner and head of impact appeared by video-link at Westminster Magistrates Court on fraud charges brought by the US government.

Side Letter: Naqvi in court, healthy dealflow, Ruby writes

Wishing a Happy Easter to all, especially those lucky enough to enjoy a long weekend; we'll be back on Tuesday. For now, here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
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Healthcare investing hits 12-year high – 5 charts

Deal volume rose almost 50% last year, buoyed by mega-deals, according to the consultancy Bain & Co.
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Norway’s sovereign fund shouldn’t stop at unlisted renewables

Taking its motives at face value, there is no obvious reason for the Government Pension Fund Global not to invest across the wider infra universe.

Sector specialisation: Long delayed in Europe, now gaining traction

As the evolving PE landscape poses challenges for generalists, will sector specialists finally come to the fore in Europe, asks Monument Group's Janet Brooks.

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