Private Equity News & Analysis

Investcorp entering Japan

Investcorp in ‘early stages’ of developing Japan strategy

Global managers including Apollo and Pantheon have opened Japan offices in recent years.
Data, automation

UK business media lures PE firms amid Brexit – report

PE firms show strong appetite for UK’s business media and information sector and closed on a record €3.6bn in total enterprise value in the 12 months to March.
granite rock

Blackstone’s investment in BC Partners is about more than hard capital

The European private equity stalwart picked Blackstone as a minority shareholder also for the soft benefits that it brings.
Mark Steed

Side Letter: Eurazeo’s strip sale, Brookfield eyes secondaries, Arizona’s shake-up

Got a sizeable balance sheet and want to help your fundraise over the line? Use a secondaries 'strip sale'. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Eurazeo used secondaries process to seed flagship fund

Lexington Partners, Adams Street and StepStone were part of a consortium that acquired five assets off Eurazeo's balance sheet which were used to seed the €700m Eurazeo Capital IV buyout fund.
Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

CITIC raises fourth-largest-ever China-focused fund

Among domestic managers only Baidu Capital, Boyu Capital and China Development Bank have raised larger vehicles.

Side Letter: Brookfield’s $8bn, CIC departure, trade tensions hit earnings

Brookfield nears final close on its latest PE fund; Germany's DBAG impacted by trade tensions and China's sovereign wealth fund PE head resurfaces. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
Beijing, China

CIC head of PE resurfaces at China Renaissance

Wang Ou, who led the $940bn sovereign wealth fund's PE department for over three years, will provide strategic advice to the firm's deal team.

How Arizona PSPRS plans to overhaul its portfolio

The pension system is combining alternative assets into one pool and will re-assess all GP relationships, trimming for better strategic partnerships.

Brookfield hauls in over $8bn for its latest PE fund

The asset management giant is targeting as much as $9bn for its fifth flagship private equity vehicle.

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