H1 fundraising PEI

Private equity fundraising dips to four-year low in H1

Growth funds had a 73% increase in capital raised with more than $50bn amassed in the first half of this year, according to PEI data.
New York

Warburg Pincus’s Joseph Landy to step down

The co-CEO has led the firm alongside Charles Kaye since 2000, growing its assets more than fourfold while remaining a pure-play private equity player.
Switzerland

Partners Group bulks up with directs

The firm is in market with its latest direct vehicle for private equity and expects to launch dedicated direct funds for real estate and debt within the year.
Vehicle

Dyal’s new credit vehicle: a look under the hood

We examine the debt fund's loan terms, expected performance and opportunity set.
Semi-conductors

Legend-backed firm seeks $500m for Chinese semiconductor fund

South Korean tech giant SK has formed a $1bn investor club with China's Legend Holdings to back a semiconductor firm and Legend Capital's funds.
Africa

Actis takes control of Abraaj funds

The emerging markets firm has assumed management rights for global buyout fund APEF IV and Abraaj's third sub-Saharan Africa fund.
Stockholm, Sweden

AP4’s alts team gears up for more PE in 2020

The Swedish pension fund plans to make more direct investments in PE, infrastructure and credit.
Business stake

Dyal eyes more than $8bn for latest PE fund and ponders 2020 return

The fund initially targeted as much as $6bn and was due to close on more than $7bn in the first quarter of this year.
PEI's Germany Roundtable, Andreas Simon, Patricia Vollhard, Torsten Grede, Philipp Patschkowski

German private equity’s growing disquiet

Hands-on value creation is more important than ever thanks to high valuations, four market experts tell Private Equity International.
10 largest funds in market as of 10 July 2019, PEI data

10 largest funds in market target $137bn

Blackstone's Capital Partners VIII heads a list including Ardian, Vista and Shanghai International Group.
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