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French private equity fundraising and deal-making has record year

The country’s PE industry gathered a record €18.7bn from investors last year, with foreign LPs contributing nearly half of total capital raised.
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France’s Access Capital slashes UK exposure due to Brexit ‘nightmare’

Commitments to UK funds account for between 7-10% of Access Capital Partners’ most recent fund of funds, down from as much as 25% in previous vintages.

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.
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Human Capital special: Brexit brain drain is good news for continental PE

European firms could be well-placed to snap up talent from their London-based peers.
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Bleak prognosis for UK healthcare post-Brexit

Proponents of the sector are concerned restrictions on EU migration post-Brexit could have an impact on its appeal.

UK’s Bowmark ‘adapting focus’ as it hits Fund VI target

A key talking point with LPs was how UK firms are preparing for Brexit, managing partner Charles Ind told PEI.

2019 in Europe: Big funds and Brexit bargains

Hefty funds coming to market and the potential for cheap deals after Brexit are on the minds of the continent's PE practitioners.

UK’s Mayfair races towards £650m hard-cap – exclusive

Mayfair Equity Partners is eyeing the final close on its second fund after around nine months of fundraising.

HarbourVest to open Dublin office to minimise Brexit disruptions

HarbourVest Partners Ireland Limited, which will accommodate investment managers and other functions, is awaiting approval from the Irish regulator.
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WATCH: Moelis’s de la Infiesta discusses how GPs can stand out

Having close dialogue and being transparent are key, says Pablo de la Infiesta, fundraising rainmaker and head of the firm's private funds advisory group for EMEA.

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