Venturous Smart City

Meet the Chinese family office raising a PE-RE hybrid fund

The ex-founding partner of Fidelity Asia Ventures has merged with a Hong Kong investment advisory to develop 'smart cities' across China.
GP commitment

GPs with more skin in the game make safer bets – report

GP ownership is a significant factor in risk-taking, according to a study from the Norwegian School of Business and Goethe University Frankfurt.
Impact investing

Three things to know about KKR’s Impact Fund

Capital raised for the firm's first dedicated impact vehicle will make investments under $100m in companies focused on workforce development, agtech, water and energy.
Paul Carbone, Pritzker Private Capital

Pritzker Private Capital: ‘We’re in no hurry to make investments’

The firm's president Paul Carbone talks about the committed capital pool with other family offices, and what sort of companies they invest in.
Pounds

UK pension consolidation is bad news for lower mid-market

With pension pooling, lower mid-market GPs may not see allocations because of size and allocation issues.
money

How to reduce the cost of forex hedging

Michael Slane, co-head of Investec's European Funds group, discusses the heightened need for FX hedging and how private funds can do it without breaking the bank.
Investcorp entering Japan

Investcorp in ‘early stages’ of developing Japan strategy

Global managers including Apollo and Pantheon have opened Japan offices in recent years.
Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Eurazeo used secondaries process to seed flagship fund

Lexington Partners, Adams Street and StepStone were part of a consortium that acquired five assets off Eurazeo's balance sheet which were used to seed the €700m Eurazeo Capital IV buyout fund.
Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

CITIC raises fourth-largest-ever China-focused fund

Among domestic managers only Baidu Capital, Boyu Capital and China Development Bank have raised larger vehicles.

Side Letter: Brookfield’s $8bn, CIC departure, trade tensions hit earnings

Brookfield nears final close on its latest PE fund; Germany's DBAG impacted by trade tensions and China's sovereign wealth fund PE head resurfaces. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
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