PODCAST: Everything you wanted to know about preferred equity

Preferred equity isn’t new but firms such as 17Capital are applying it to private equity via dedicated funds. In this 26-minute podcast we speak to managing partner Augustin Duhamel about the strategy that is quietly taking the market by storm.

Side Letter: Alaska’s Asia aspirations, TPG’s $14bn, more adventurous LPs

Alaska Permanent Fund eyes more Asia exposure, TPG's double haul and the LPs from QIC and U Michigan you need to know. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

Side Letter: Most adventurous LPs, Abraaj exec pleads guilty, OpEx awards voting

Who are the most adventurous LPs in PE, the ones working tirelessly to find and back emerging managers and niche strategies? Presenting the eight LPs you need to know in today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

American Capital spinout holds first close on Fund II

The vehicle, which is targeting $375m, is Northlane Capital’s first as an independent manager.

Side Letter: ILPA on GP clawback, $2.5trn powder keg, Abraaj latest

ILPA's latest how-to guide for LPs, private markets' $2.5 trillion piggy-bank, "political interests" behind Naqvi accusations. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

ILPA Principles 3.0: Choi on what’s new and what’s controversial

The guidelines for best practice incorporate several key issues for limited partners, including GP-led secondaries, subscription credit lines and co-investments.

Nine takeaways from ILPA Principles 3.0

Key findings from the LP body’s latest best practice guidance.
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Naqvi lawyer: US ‘political interests’ behind Abraaj charges

Barrister Hugo Keith QC says the US government's case is politically motivated due to the threat Abraaj Group and Arif Naqvi represent to US interests.
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Ardian’s investor base grows 25% as fundraising triples

The firm secured new mandates with projected future commitments of over $3bn and reported increasing demand from Southern Europe, Latin America and Asia.

HSBC closes private client ‘Vision’ fund

The debut fund will target primary, secondaries and direct co-investments across multiple geographies, sectors and strategies.
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