News & Analysis

Side Letter: Naqvi’s arrest, French fund scraps fees and carry, IFC on impact

A timeline of what led to last week's arrest of Abraaj's erstwhile founder Arif Naqvi. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

TIMELINE: What Abraaj did, according to the SEC

A timeline shows what Abraaj and founder Arif Naqvi are alleged to have done regarding the misappropriation of capital from its 2015-vintage Growth Markets Health Fund, according to the US regulator's complaint.

KKR, TPG, Partners Group, first adopters of IFC’s impact principles

The Operating Principles for Impact Management, published by the IFC, set a clear common market standard for what constitutes an impact investment and addresses concerns about 'impact-washing'.

Tokyo: Where to eat, drink and raise capital

The top LP locations? The most jaw-dropping view? The best place for breakfast? Two Tokyo-based executives give their tips for first-time visitors.

Welsh Carson inches closer to $4bn for Fund XIII

The firm activated fees on the vehicle in January following a $2.8bn first close in August.

LPs continue to raise the operational bar

Oklahoma’s TRS is the latest to pay more attention to its private equity managers’ calculations; more scrutiny should be welcomed.
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Japan Special: The biggest challenge for Japan’s private equity industry

A shrinking workforce and lack of experienced investment professionals are threatening the future of institutional investor capital in the country.

Temasek-backed Jolt Capital plots latest fund – exclusive

The European tech-focused manager is eyeing more than double the figure it raised for its predecessor vehicle in 2017.

Side Letter: ILPA arms LPs, AlpInvest’s pref hire, Q1 growth

ILPA arms LPs with questions they should ask when their GP wants to restructure a fund. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

ILPA arms LPs with ‘best practices’ on GP-led fund restructurings

The Institutional Limited Partners Association's guidance aims to help LPs navigate a part of the private equity market that grew by more than 70% last year.

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