New York
The firm received unanimous approval from its LPs to replace Mark Wiseman with Robert Kapito as chairman of the executive investment committee, allowing its Long Term Private Capital Fund to continue investing.
Stockholm, Sweden
If the fund reaches its €14.75bn target, it will be one of the largest European private equity funds ever raised.
European Union
From spreading the wealth to dealing with Brexit, here are four themes expected to shape the dialogue between the private equity industry and European governments this year.
Julia Leung, deputy CEO of the Hong Kong SFC
Julia Leung, the Hong Kong financial body's deputy chief exec, says asset managers in Asia tend to focus more on governance than environmental concerns.
PE fundraising 2019
Capital raising by PE firms across all strategies rose $74.5bn from the previous year as Asia-Pacific gave Europe a run for its money.
Tunisia, North Africa
Ahmed Badreldin, the firm's former head of Middle East and North Africa, says the North Africa Fund II has roughly doubled LPs' capital on exited investments so far.
Private equity Hall of Fame
Four additional entrants have been welcomed into the HEC Private Equity Value Creation Hall of Fame, launched in 2017 by associate professor Oliver Gottschalg.
Iran flag at dusk
Rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the past week and Iran’s restrictive investment environment make private equity investments a challenging proposition.
wave
The 10 largest capital raises for the month gathered nearly $31bn among them.
Betting on a roulette table
Fund performance data show the former is likelier to deliver better returns in the US and Asia, while Europe’s homogenous nature gives pan-regional strategies the edge.
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