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The $1.6bn private equity debutant

Logistics real estate group GLP has burst on to the private equity scene with a 10 billion yuan fund. But who is the man behind the money?

Creador nearing $450m first close for fourth fund – exclusive

The Kuala Lumpur-headquartered firm is seeking $500m for a South and South-East Asia focused fund.

The corporates are coming

Is the private equity asset class being invaded by a new breed of manager?

How China outbound M&A will change

2018 is already looking more challenging for China-outbound acquisitions with an ever-more unfriendly regulatory environment, both overseas and at home. However, carefully selected cross-border deals will still get done by Chinese buyers, write Jeff Wang and Mark Webster of investment bank BDA Partners.

First State Super chief executive to retire by end of year

Michael Dwyer announced his retirement on Thursday and will remain in post until a successor is appointed.

CalSTRS to ramp up Asia PE investments – exclusive

The US's second-biggest public pension could double or triple its exposure to the region by 2021, its chief investment officer told Private Equity International.

Asset owners reflect on staff retention policies

Chief investment officers of CalSTRS, Australia’s CSC and GPIF discussed the challenge of retaining investment employees at the CFA Institute Annual Conference in Hong Kong.

Where to eat, drink and raise capital in Shanghai

The main LPs to meet? The most jaw-dropping view? The best breakfast spots? Shanghai-based executives Sun Dayi and Chris Lerner give hints for first-time visitors.

Actis taps Sovereign for EMEA fundraising head

Virginia Doble was responsible for raising approximately £650m across Sovereign Capital’s previous two private equity funds.

Performance room: Growing pains

IRRs in China are comparable with those in US and Europe, but a maturing economy is forcing funds to work harder to generate returns.

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