KKR: Asia is first priority for 2019

The firm expects its alternative credit, real estate and infrastructure businesses to follow the path forged by its private equity platform in the region.

Apollo’s private equity funds stung by public market volatility

It largely attributed the drop to publicly-traded portfolio company holdings in Fund VIII, an $18.4bn 2014-vintage.

Blackstone prepares to ramp up growth investing

The firm expects to launch its debut dedicated life sciences fund this year and is racing toward a large first close on its latest private equity flagship fund.
Technology

Carlyle doubles tech appetite with €1.35bn close

Carlyle Europe Technology Partners IV closed on its hard-cap as TMT-focused funds seek the highest amount among sector-focused strategies.
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Amundi to seek €500m for latest ‘mega-trends’ PE fund – exclusive

Europe's largest asset manager will use the fund to invest in companies benefiting from trends including technology and social changes.
Mumbai, India

Investcorp moves into India with PE unit acquisition

The deal, which involves the private equity and real estate assets of IDFC Alternatives, is the latest in the firm's efforts to reach $50bn in AUM.
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Ex-Obama advisor nears $1.5bn close for Buffett-style long-holds – exclusive

Cranemere Group has raised capital from a Middle Eastern family office, a public US institution and a UK pension, PEI understands.
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Blackstone CFO: PE is the ‘least disruptable’ area of asset management

For Michael Chae, private equity fees are 'still justified' by the industry's value creation and performance.

Growth investing set to take off in 2019

Blackstone is the latest manager to launch a strategy targeting companies that are still in the growth stage.

CVC exceeds €4bn target for latest long-term fund – exclusive

The private equity giant expects a final close for CVC Capital Partners Strategic Opportunities II by year-end.

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