Masayoshi Son SoftBank
The Japanese tech conglomerate has preemptively spent $1.7bn from new vehicles established to hold assets that are expected to be treated as the initial investments of Vision Fund 2.
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More attractive entry conditions, an increase in activist investor campaigns and PE becoming more mainstream will drive public-to-private activity this year.
As the European Commission seeks to update AIFMD, Cyril Demaria of Wellershoff & Partners urges the sector to come up with counter-proposals for the sake of the industry and economic growth.
A white paper from Capital Dynamics shows multi-manager co-investment funds outperform primary vehicles and demonstrate more attractive risk characteristics.
The sovereign wealth fund is opening its San Francisco office by Q3 to gain competitive advantages in alternative investments across North America, the chairman confirms.
City of London
The $30bn pension is building a five-year road map for Europe PE and seeks to back up to 10 GPs.
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GPs can avoid potential liquidity issues by drawing down loans early and performing greater due diligence on their lenders.
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Secular trends in fundraising are more dominant than macro themes, said chief executive Mario Giannini on the firm’s third quarter fiscal 2020 earnings call.
Impact investing technology
Significant exposure to family office capital has prompted fundraising platforms to seek out impact opportunities.
Jonathan Lavine, Bain Capital
Jonathan Lavine, co-managing partner of Bain Capital, said the private equity industry should engage more with policymakers and be more transparent on both good and bad outcomes.

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