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Updated indictment sheds new light on Abraaj case

The document paints a picture of deceit, bribery and personal enrichment at the collapsed emerging markets firm.

Side Letter: Abraaj latest, ex-Warburg exec launches fund, smart family offices

The case against Abraaj widens, former Warburg and TCV execs eye financial and tech companies, non-US family offices trump American counterparts. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
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UBS fund financing unit deploys $3bn

The bank's secondaries advisory group has teamed up with its fund financing unit and has executed around 20 private equity loans over the last two years.

MENA special: Buyers eye limited competition and cheap assets

There is appetite for deals in the right sectors in the Middle East, which has had a volatile year with internal conflicts compounded by international tensions.

Family offices lean on private equity to dampen losses

Organisations with a higher allocation to the asset class significantly outperformed their peers, a report has found.

Ex-Warburg and TCV execs launch fund – exclusive

Farview Equity Partners is targeting lower mid-market enterprise and financial companies in Europe for its debut vehicle.

Investcorp plans first US institutional fund

The firm has been co-investing with large institutions and raising capital on a deal-by-deal basis in private equity in the US until now.
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The private equity secondaries market: A Cinderella story

The secondaries market's transformation into a $70bn market is due to both a wave of the Fairy Godmother’s wand and the payoff for years of scrubbing floors, write Houlihan Lokey's Jeff Hammer and Paul Sanabria.

Side Letter: Abraaj fund finance ripples, bd-capital debut, GP stakes shopping

Which firms could be next in line for a GP stakes investment? Plus, the Abraaj scandal hits fund finance. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

GP stakes: Who’s on the shopping list?

PAI Partners, Affinity Equity Partners and Coller Capital are among the most suitable candidates for a GP stake investment, according to a report.
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