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Post-crisis returns are as strong as the 1990s – report

A report by two academics shows US buyouts have historically outperformed the S&P 500 by a fairly wide margin.

How technology could shape the future of fundraising

Online fundraising platforms could become more common over the next decade, but obstacles to their growth remain

Vinci Capital Partners amasses $1bn for Fund III

The Brazil-focused fund closed amid a tough fundraising environment for emerging markets private equity firms.

Rubenstein: Now is the ‘best time to invest in emerging markets’

Lower returns in recent years have caused investors to pull back, leaving these regions ripe for investment, the Carlyle co-founder said.

CalPERS fills private equity chief position after two years

Greg Ruiz will join the pension system this summer from Altamont Capital Partners, filling a role that has been without a permanent occupant since Réal Desrochers left in 2017.

Pamplona taps AAC partner for Benelux push

The firm has hired Olaf Tensen, a former partner at Dutch mid-market firm AAC Capital, to drive up investments in the region.
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LeapFrog hauls in $700m for third fund

The impact investor’s third fund is 75% larger than its predecessor and has already made five investments.

CalSTRS board approves reorganisation of PE portfolio

The restructuring will allow CalSTRS to invest in ‘non-traditional’ private equity strategies with different return expectations and focus on co-investments.

Danske PE spin-out SAGA closes debut fund below target

Fund of funds manager SAGA Private Equity will back approximately 16 small and mid-cap buyout funds in Europe and North America.

CalSTRS GPs divided over fee disclosure

The pension has to ask funds it invested in before 2017 if it can make their fees and expenses public, and almost half said no.

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