Partners Group embraces longer holding periods

The firm joins the likes of KKR, CVC and BlackRock in targeting long-term cashflows from market-leading companies.

Emerging Asia private capital fundraising soars to $28bn in H1 2018

Emerging Asia-focused funds raised $6bn more in the first half of 2018 than the previous year, EMPEA data show.

This woman knows you are going to spin out before you do

Cambridge Associates’ head of private markets Andrea Auerbach makes it her business to know all about your business – including whether your best dealmakers are heading for the exit.

Duet: ‘Cautious’ LPs eye deal-by-deal investing in Africa

Fundraising in the continent has seen better days as investors look for strategies with more transparency than traditional private equity fund structures.

Pension giants drive PE activity in Canada

Two mega-deals – both involving large Canadian pension plans – accounted for almost 70% of investment activity in the country in the first half of the year.

The play that might have saved Toys ‘R’ Us

The Bain- and KKR-backed chain hoped a $1bn financing package would revamp customers’ in-store experience. Could it have rescued the retailer?

China’s buyout upstarts

The new generation of mid-market buyout firm is causing a stir, but has much to prove.

American PE investments in China surge amid trade tensions

M&A and private placements by US-based GPs into China have reached $25.8bn this year so far, an almost five times increase from a year ago, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.

Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of auctions

The auction process is not as chaotic as it may at first seem – nor are strategics always the most persistent buyers, says Houlihan Lokey's Justin Abelow.

Banking sector changes to spur more Sri Lanka PE deals

The Basel III requirements, to be fully implemented by the local banking sector next year, coupled with low valuations are expected to boost private equity deals, according to a report by CT CLSA.

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