Actis taps Sovereign for EMEA fundraising head

Virginia Doble was responsible for raising approximately £650m across Sovereign Capital’s previous two private equity funds.

Performance room: Growing pains

IRRs in China are comparable with those in US and Europe, but a maturing economy is forcing funds to work harder to generate returns.

China fundraising in 7 charts

The average size of China-focused funds fell in 2017, but capital raised still surpassed target levels, according to PEI data.

CalPERS’ CIO exit is latest in executive departures

Ted Eliopoulos, who has been at the US's largest public pension for more than one decade, will step away by the start of 2019.

Soaring valuations hit rollover terms

Sellers have less negotiating power and reduced financial standing when it comes to reinvesting in their business, according to Goodwin’s 2018 Rollover Survey.

Ex-Danske team seeks €250m for Baltics and Balkans – exclusive

KJK Fund III will target approximately 15 buyouts or growth deals in Balkan countries such as Romania, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina and the three Baltic states.

BGH Capital raises biggest debut Aussie fund

The firm, formed by ex-TPG Asia head Ben Gray, has raised around A$2.6bn for Australia and New Zealand investments.

WATCH: Justin King on risk, pay and ‘ridiculously challenging’ conditions

A four-minute interview with Terra Firma chairman Justin King on how private equity owners have learned lessons from the last crisis and how trading conditions look through the lens of the firm's portfolio.

Secondaries’ new $6.3trn player

Why BlackRock is now entering the fray.

GPIF: ESG disclosure is still an issue

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, which expanded its ESG scrutiny to alternatives last year, expects more detailed reporting, its president says.

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