Private Equity News & Analysis

PE-backed deals in Europe as of H1 2019, data from PitchBook

Europe PE dealflow slows in H1 as deal sizes grow – report

PE-backed deals in the region fell 22% to €132.6bn due to geopolitical headwinds, according to a report from PitchBook.

Side Letter: SERS departure, Manulife’s secondaries deal, LPs and benchmarking

Pennsylvania SERS' CIO departure; Manulife gets savvy on secondaries; and LPs dig deeper on performance. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
Retail investors

Behind the scenes at an online fundraising platform

Tim Janke, Blackstone's former Asia CFO, tells PEI about the complexities of launching a Singaporean fundraising platform targeting individual investors.

Why LPs are upping the ante on fee verification

A number of factors are pushing investors to seek outside help in sifting through their fees, expenses and carried interest payments.
Performance

PE performance benchmarks need to evolve

LPs are changing their approach to PE performance as they seek to ensure ongoing alignment with GPs.

Side Letter: The largest debut fund ever; earnings highlights; hiring diverse

Carlyle goes full C-corp; Glendower's $2.7bn for secondaries; and how to level up on diversity. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

Australian private equity in five charts

Australia saw robust fundraising and investment activity last year, with a noticeable fall in IPOs and private placements as trade sales cemented their place as the exit route of choice.

PODCAST: How PE firms can recruit a diverse investment team

Veteran headhunter in the private equity space Will Moynihan discusses how general partners can promote diversity and inclusion in their recruitment practices.

Side Letter: Black’s Epstein memo, Australia’s next-gen GPs and hurdle rates

Apollo clarifies the Epstein connection; Australia's next-gen GPs; and the future of hurdle rates. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
Abu Dhabi

Mubadala plots more tech deals

The Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund invested almost $20bn across tech, agribusiness and biotech in 2018.
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