News & Analysis

Norway’s SWF dealt PE blow

A government white paper cited transparency issues and management fees as reasons why the $1trn fund should not invest in unlisted equities.

Malaysia’s EPF bullish on North Asia

The Malaysian investor is increasing its private equity investments in China, South Korea and Japan, according to its chief executive.

ICG seeking $1.6bn for end-of-life solutions

The firm's last dedicated secondaries fund, focused mainly on fund restructurings, closed in April 2017 on $1.1bn.

Why European VC returns are better than you think

Removing sampling biases reveals greater parity between US and European venture capital performance than is often expected, according to a report from eFront.

Ardian’s head of Japan: ‘Tight labour market is a challenge’

The Paris-based manager likes the look of the country's mid-market and sees hiring and investment opportunities as challenges.

Japan: Seven key trends

A surge in both fundraising and deal volume is being hailed as a ‘golden era’ for Japan’s private equity industry.

Japan Post’s private equity package

Japan Post has corralled $1.1bn for co-investments in Japan and is building a powerhouse investment team.

France’s Apax launches Milan office for ‘big push’ into Italy

The firm has tapped Francesco Panfilo, former founding managing partner at Italian mid-market buyout house PM & Partners, as senior advisor.

Japan in eight charts

Fundraising surged in 2017 and all the funds met or exceeded their targets, according to data compiled by PEI's research team

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