Abraaj dismantling expected to begin in December

Colony Capital’s acquisition of the firm’s LatAm business is the most progressed of the sales processes underway for Abraaj funds, according to documents seen by PEI.

How debt investors are getting in on the buy-and-build trend

The volume of add-on acquisitions has shot up recently, and firms are using this trend to add more leverage to their debt portfolios.

Brookfield collects $6.5bn in first close for largest PE fund

Brookfield Capital Partners V is seeking at least twice the target of its 2015-vintage predecessor.

Europe: Home of the no-fault divorce clause

US funds often offer a no-fault suspension of the investment period, which is relatively rare in European funds, according to a report from MJ Hudson.

Malaysian government gives co-investment boost to PE and VC

Capital will be deployed through state-linked investment funds into new growth areas, according to the finance ministry’s 2019 budget.

Naqvi launched last ditch attempt to save Abraaj

The founder submitted a plan in August that included giving up carry and disposing of assets over several years, according to documents seen by PEI.

Pan-Asia mega funds to boost Asia dry powder

Investor appetite for the region shows no sign of slowing and fundraising is increasingly being driven by the number of large-cap funds betting on a rising consumer class.

MENA generalists: are their days numbered?

As political volatility and the downfall of Abraaj Group weigh on the region, some private equity firms are looking to niche strategies for success.

German state-backed impact fund tackles extreme weather

Switzerland's BlueOrchard is planning an interim close in January for an impact fund targeting climate insurance businesses in emerging markets.

Kelso secures $2bn en route to final close – exclusive

The mid-market investor has set a $2.95bn hard-cap for Fund X, PEI understands.

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