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Lexington targets $2.5bn for latest co-investment fund

The secondaries player is in the market with its ninth flagship and fifth co-investment funds.
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Key trends reshaping African private equity

Platform plays, ethics, FX, bigger exits, early liquidity and more private credit. What else is leaving its mark on PE in the continent?

Side Letter: Carry’s seven problems, Europe recession fears, secondaries stars

Allocating carried interest is not a straightforward exercise, as Simon Havers from executive search firm Odgers Berndtson explains below. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
Copenhagen Denmark

Danish pension’s investment arm to quiz GPs on credit lines – exclusive

ATP PEP will ask GPs to provide an IRR that has been adjusted to compensate for the use of subscription credit lines, managing partner Torben Vangstrup told PEI.

PODCAST: SEC aims to level playing field for retail investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission's concept release on the harmonisation of securities offering exemptions could prelude more Main Street access to private equity.
London

UK’s BMO reports exit slowdown amid ‘real risk’ of recession

The £287m NAV trust posted £25.4m of total realisations and income in H1 2019, down from £29.9m at the same point last year.

StepStone appoints private equity head as co-chief executive

Scott Hart will work closely with chief executive officer Monte Brem.

The seven problems with carried interest allocation

Simon Havers of executive search firm Odgers Berndtson details why carried interest allocation is not smooth sailing.
Technology blurring real estate and private equity

How tech is blurring the lines between PE and RE

The emergence of hybrid funds and real estate managers acquiring tech companies suggests the two asset classes are getting closer.
Warsaw, Poland

CEE-focused funds break fundraising record – report

Funding from non-European investors accounted for close to 40 percent of total commitments for the region in 2018, according to a report from Invest Europe.
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