Private Equity News & Analysis

Julia Leung, deputy CEO of the Hong Kong SFC
Julia Leung, the Hong Kong financial body's deputy chief exec, says asset managers in Asia tend to focus more on governance than environmental concerns.
PE fundraising 2019
Capital raising by PE firms across all strategies rose $74.5bn from the previous year as Asia-Pacific gave Europe a run for its money.
Ahmed Badreldin
Visit PEI later for a fundraising market update. Spoiler alert: it contains the phrase "post-crisis high"... again. In the meantime we catch up with a former Abraaj regional chief, reflect on the growing link between ESG and cost of capital and add some new funds to the private equity Hall of Fame. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
Tunisia, North Africa
Ahmed Badreldin, the firm's former head of Middle East and North Africa, says the North Africa Fund II has roughly doubled LPs' capital on exited investments so far.
Any savings the Parisian firm makes will be put into environmental projects, says CFO Philippe Audouin.
Private equity Hall of Fame
Four additional entrants have been welcomed into the HEC Private Equity Value Creation Hall of Fame, launched in 2017 by associate professor Oliver Gottschalg.
Money in fist
GPs don't want to let go of good assets and are tweaking the model so they don't have to. Also: more PE context on the Australian fires; a new office for NewQuest; December's largest funds and more. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
Iran flag at dusk
Rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the past week and Iran’s restrictive investment environment make private equity investments a challenging proposition.
The 10 largest capital raises for the month gathered nearly $31bn among them.
A fire i Queensland
How will PE respond to the climate change? We are about to find out. Also: the SEC is probing ESG (as sister title Private Funds CFO said it might) and how do country funds measure up against their regional equivalents? Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

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