News & Analysis

Longer-dated funds: the shifting return focus of private equity

Macfarlanes' Christopher Good examines how such vehicles should be structured in order to maximise incentives while managing return expectations.

CDPQ launches $3bn JV to hold assets for up to 15 years

The Canadian pension has teamed with Generation Investment Management and will target companies with strong ESG attributes.

Japan’s Marunouchi Capital closes second fund short of target

The Mitsubishi Corporation-backed manager raised about $830m to invest in large-scale corporate carve-outs and succession-led deals.

The 10 largest fundraises of 2018 (so far)

Firms raised more than $259bn between Q1 and Q3, marking the lowest total since 2015 for the same period.

Korea’s $567bn NPS appoints CIO after 15-month wait

National Pension Service had been without a CIO for more than a year amid a stream of resignations in its senior executive team.

How Blackstone’s chief counsel puts tech to work

The firm’s chief legal officer John Finley talks SEC settlements and artificial intelligence.

Europe braces for mega-fund mania

Cinven, Apax and Permira are among those due major raises in the next 12 months, forcing investors to make tough decisions.

Too early to tell if Toys ‘R’ Us severance fund will become industry standard

The retailer’s severance fund may, however, change future discussions at the negotiating table.

Inventis: In search of China’s ‘largest’ PE firm

It says it is ‘China’s largest’ private equity firm, with $10bn in AUM, over $14bn raised in the last five years and more than 50 investments made since 2000. But when Carmela Mendoza tried to find out more she found herself chasing shadows.

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