News & Analysis

Future Fund: ‘PE plays an important role in portfolio’

The Australian sovereign wealth fund has been shifting its private equity strategy to invest in Australia’s growing start-up sector.

Oddo plots fundraising ‘tour’ following PE acquisition

The newly-rebranded Oddo BHF Private Equity will seek €300m for a new secondaries vehicle from predominantly European and Middle Eastern institutional LPs.

Archer’s freeze is the product of a changing market

A shift in Australian private equity has left firms like Archer, which has decided not to continue raising its sixth fund, without deep institutional backing.

Blackstone nears $2.25bn for debut Asia fund

Asia is one of the alternative asset manager's areas of focus for growth, in addition to attracting retail and insurance investors.

Fund finance: The rise of the hybrids

Fund finance facilities have traditionally been linked to uncalled LP commitments, but the focus is increasingly now on underlying portfolio investments. Leon Stephenson of Reed Smith explains the trend

Japan LBO returns are lagging – but for how long?

Japanese funds have generated a lower TVPI multiple than other developed markets, according to investment software firm eFront.

Coller and Goldman confirm Nordic Capital GP-led close

The close of the deal comes six weeks after sister title Secondaries Investor reported the transaction was set to become the largest-ever GP-led restructuring.

Bain & Co: Asia-Pacific healthcare PE buyouts doubled in 2017

Larger deals and cross-border ties-ups underscored $7.2bn worth of healthcare deals in the region.

Credit Suisse’s Murphy: LPs want control

The bank has launched a four-strong directs and co-investment team amid soaring investor demand for greater control over their private equity holdings.
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Dyal plots June close after collecting $4.9bn – exclusive

The Neuberger Berman unit has not set a hard-cap for the vehicle but is unlikely to exceed $6bn, PEI understands.

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