News & Analysis

Thinking outside the box on co-investment performance

A paper found substantial differences in experiences across LPs when it comes to the strategy when compared to fund investments.

Side Letter: SoftBank picks Goldman, Alaska’s model, New Jersey’s PE faith

Want to pick co-investment opportunities that will outperform your private equity portfolio by thousands of basis points? Alaska Permanent tells us how. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

Performance watch: Permira

The firm is seeking €10bn for its seventh buyout fund, almost 50% larger than the target for its 2016-vintage predecessor.

Deep Insight: Don’t just tick the box when approaching co-investments

Analytics platform CEPRES sees thousands of co-investments. President Christopher Godfrey tells us where they shine.

Who raised the largest funds in May?

The five largest fund closes for the month collected close to $24bn, three times more than the previous month’s haul.

Temasek’s Azalea ups retail offering in latest CFO

Astrea V is backed by cashflows from a diversified pool of private equity funds managed by firms including KKR, TPG and Warburg Pincus.

NJ’s private equity programme emerges from uncertainty

Governor Phil Murphy’s anti-private equity rhetoric during his campaign triggered a hold on commitment but the state’s pension system wants to re-establish its standing.

Diversity not a priority as ESG makes gains

Just over a third of private equity managers consider diversity in their investment processes, according to LGT Capital Partners' ESG Report 2019.

Side Letter: Invest Europe CEO exits, diversity laggards, Bain funds restructure

The British head of European PE and VC industry body Invest Europe is leaving. We can't help but feel there's a Brexit pun to be made. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

How Alaska does co-investment

Alaska Permanent Fund’s co-investment programme has consistently outperformed its fund portfolio.
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