Hayfin taps former GIC exec to co-lead Europe PE – exclusive

The appointment is the latest addition to the investment firm's private equity team, following the hire of Mirja Lehmler-Brown and Narcisa Sehovic last year.

Apollo anticipates 2020 realisation pick-up

As Fund VIII matures, the firm is expecting more exits over the next 12 months ‘presuming that the markets hold out’, says co-founder Josh Harris.
How three years of Brexit uncertainty have affected UK private equity

DOWNLOAD: Three years of UK PE amid Brexit uncertainty

With the Brexit deadline of 31 October pushed to January 2020, Private Equity International takes a look at how fundraising, dealmaking and investor sentiment have fared.

Ex-Bridgepoint, Inflexion execs raise €440m debut fund for Europe – exclusive

CGE Partners’ offering will hold investments for three to five years but will have scope to transfer assets to a longer-term holding company.
Crowded market

KKR’s Asian tech fund will join a crowded field

Chinese private equity returns have been impacted by intense competition for technology assets across the Asia-Pacific markets.
impact investing

UK local council launches impact fund seeking £300m

The Public Sector Social Impact Fund will invest in solar and wind energy projects, social housing, forestry and special needs schools.

KKR eyes almost $100bn in capital raises – updated

Asia continues to be a priority and the firm will launch a tech fund in the region, according to co-president and co-chief operating officer Scott Nuttall.

UK venture funds fare favourably when compared with US

A recent report from the British Business Bank found that UK venture funds with a vintage year between 2002 and 2006 outperformed US funds from the same period.

How Carlyle Europe V stacks up against funds in the region

The private equity giant has amassed €6.4bn for Carlyle Europe Partners V, almost €1bn more than its original target.
Moscow, Russia

Russia’s Elbrus targets Asia, Middle East for $600m fundraise – exclusive

Its first fund, a 2008-vintage, still has four remaining assets and is operating at 0.8x gross total value, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.

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