KKR’s McVey takes ‘another swing at the plate’

Following a barrage of follow-up questions on his 2019 outlook, Henry McVey has issued a new note drilling down on private equity, China, Europe and the need for flexibility in asset allocation.

CPPIB: the smartest, nicest guys in the room

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board's secondaries team is giving traditional firms a run for their money. The secret to its success is more than simply having a lower cost of capital.
Sydney Australia

Ex-Francisco partner seeks A$400m for debut Oz tech fund – exclusive

Potentia Capital is expecting to hold an H1 close on Australia’s first dedicated mid-market technology vehicle.

Side Letter: JW Childs-less, Baring Vostok, Brexit – access denied

John Childs severs ties to the firm he founded, while Putin enters the Baring Vostok fray. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

JW Childs co-founder retires amid solicitation charges

John Childs, who co-founded the firm in 1995, is one of 165 subjects named by police in Florida following a six-month investigation into massage parlours.

Campbell Lutyens plots Paris office amid Brexit concerns – exclusive

The placement agent and advisory firm is among the first to announce a new office opening as part of its Brexit contingency plans.

Texas Municipal pledges half its 2019 pacing target

The pension system approved commitments to two new managers and two re-ups.
Succession

On the minds of GPs: succession fears

Nearly one-third of professionals anticipate a succession-led key person event at their firm in the next five years, according to research by Investec.

Calvey’s arrest has kicked Russian PE when it’s down

The arrest of Baring Vostok Capital Partners' US founder and three colleagues has done little to ease concerns about Russia as an investment destination for LPs.
Moscow, Russia

Baring Vostok installs replacement heads as Calvey remains in jail

The firm has temporarily suspended the four detained employees amid a dispute over the transfer of shares from one of its portfolio companies.

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