ECI on fundraising, LPs and Brexit

PEI catches up with ECI managing partner David Ewing after the firm closed its largest ever fund.

What happened to Deutsche’s primary PE business?

CAM Private Markets bought the remainder of Deutsche Asset Management's primary business, the culmination of years of mergers, acquisitions and internal ructions.

Forbion increases bite size after first close – exclusive

The Dutch VC firm held a first close on €270m for Fund IV this week just two months after launch, managing partner Sander Slootweg told PEI.

Cerberus returns with knockdown bid for Abraaj – exclusive

The distressed specialist reduced its offer to around $20m for Abraaj's entire platform on Monday.

Evergreen funds could be the future of social impact

Bridges Fund Management – a pioneer of the strategy – held a second close on £50m for its debut permanent capital vehicle last week, PEI can exclusively reveal.

Secondaries H1 fundraising drops to five-year low

Private equity and real estate secondaries funds raised $12.7bn in the first half, an almost 50% drop year-on-year.

Why some PE firms have turned to public markets

EQT and Triton are among firms that have launched the strategies. What will it take for them to be successful?

Pantheon taps ex-Nippon Life PE head to lead Tokyo office

Akitoshi Yamada joins as managing director and head of the firm's seventh global office.

The ex-3i team looking to spice up Iberian PE

Nexxus Iberia – which closed its first deal last week – is raising up to €250m to help Spanish and Portuguese companies expand into Latin America.

Dyal snaps up credit, RE stakes

Dyal has completed four deals this year, following investments in Vector Capital and Clearlake Capital Group.

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