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Carlyle holds first close on fourth Japan buyout fund

A tougher deal environment has made it challenging to consummate deals, and the quarter was a ‘low watermark’ for realisations, said co-chief executive Kewsong Lee.
performance watch

Performance watch: Leonard Green’s mega-buyouts

The firm is raising almost $12bn in capital across two funds focusing on mega-buyout and mid-market buyouts strategies.

GPs go global to create value

A high purchase price environment is forcing US mid-market GPs to become more creative and global in their approach
New York

Warburg Pincus’s Joseph Landy to step down

The co-CEO has led the firm alongside Charles Kaye since 2000, growing its assets more than fourfold while remaining a pure-play private equity player.

LBO funds march towards ‘sub-optimal’ asset exposure

Dividend recaps and a favourable exit environment are causing LBO funds to deliver liquidity earlier, according to eFront data.

Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of auctions

The auction process is not as chaotic as it may at first seem – nor are strategics always the most persistent buyers, says Houlihan Lokey's Justin Abelow.

How Carlyle’s $18.5bn raise compares with its peers

Fund VII is 42% larger than Carlyle's previous flagship, a $13bn 2013-vintage.

LBO returns: How the markets compare

The UK and France delivered higher returns for the level of risk taken by investors, while the US underperformed, according to a report from eFront.

China in seven trends

China’s private equity market is maturing to a more consumption-driven model, with sector-specific funds growing in popularity, market participants say.

Bain & Co: 2017 was the year of China mega-buyouts

Transaction value picked up last year with $73bn worth of private equity-backed investments led by mega-deals.
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