Japan Special: Is the sun finally rising on Japanese private equity?

The Japanese market has long held tantalising opportunities for private equity, but it’s only in the past few years that deals have started to come through.

Inside the spin-out of Standard Chartered’s private equity unit

The spin-out of 55 people, 35 companies across three continents and the need to juggle the interests of several LPs that happen to be secondaries firms: the deal shows just how far things have come.
Apples and oranges

Why Brookfield-Oaktree’s AUM is still some way off Blackstone’s

Brookfield calculates AUM differently to the likes of Blackstone and includes the debt of companies it controls.

Single-asset secondaries deals: the case for making concentrated bets

Single-asset restructurings have exploded in popularity over the past 12 months, but are not to everyone’s taste.
The DACH region

DACH and French LPs grow keen on co-investments

Institutional investors are trying to do whatever they can to reduce gross-to-net spreads or reduce overall private equity fees to boost performance, according to research by Rede Partners.

Brookfield’s union with Oaktree: GDAM, they want credit

With the addition of Oaktree, a respected credit business, Brookfield has shown how debt investing has risen to prominence post-global financial crisis and become crucial for being a global diversified asset manager.
Brookfield & Oaktree chart

How does an Oaktree-Brookfield entity stack up?

PEI's interactive charts paint a picture of how the two would marry together.

Connecticut to boost diversification with Europe and secondaries

The state’s treasurer will add an additional $200m per year in a transition plan to increase private equity allocation.

Brookfield agrees to buy 62% of Oaktree

The deal will allow Oaktree to operate independently, though Brookfield intends to build up its stake.

India’s buyout market hots up

Firms completed at least $5.8bn of private equity, infrastructure and real assets buyouts last year, more than the previous four years combined, according to EMPEA data.

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