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Korea Post seeks overseas PE firms for $200m co-investment

Applicants must make a minimum 1% GP commitment of the total fund size.

Turkven: ‘I wish we could attract the Norwegian oil fund to Turkey’

The founder of Turkven, Seymur Tari, on the role of sovereign wealth funds and why regulatory fears around Turkey are unfounded.

Japan Post units establish PE arm

The investment company will have about $1bn to back buyout deals and venture investments in the world's third-biggest economy.

Buyout firms unfazed by competition from LPs on deals

The appearance of limited partners on the buyside of deals has helped open up the market, according to dealmakers from KKR, Bridgepoint, PAI Partners and Astorg Partners at a conference in Cannes.

HarbourVest more than doubles co-invest appetite – exclusive

The investment firm is seeking $2.5bn for HarbourVest Partners Co-investment V, exceeding the $1bn it targeted for Fund IV, Private Equity International has learned.

Perspectives 2018: Pantheon on how to stand out as a co-investor

LPs are increasing their appetite for co-investment, but with growing competition they will need to focus on the value they can bring to a partnership with a GP, say Pantheon partners Dennis McCrary and Jeff Miller

PE firms press advantages to snap up tech assets

Strategic buyers are starting to lose out to private equity firms which are leveraging tech advantages in their portfolios, according to a Silicon Valley-based partner at Hogan Lovells.

HarbourVest: Private equity firms are taking on more risk

Greg Stento, a managing director at HarbourVest Partners, worries the lessons learned from prior downturns are fading.

Ardian passes halfway mark for fifth co-investment fund – exclusive

Ardian Co-investment V had secured at least €447m as of May, according to an investment document seen by Private Equity International.

LPs warm to fundless co-investments – exclusive

One-third of limited partners are willing to pay for deals where they are not an existing fund investor, according to a survey by Asante Capital Group.

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