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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.

USS private markets exec joins Hermes

Sanjeev Phakey, an investment manager who has spent the last six years at one of the UK's largest pension funds, joins to focus on fund and co-investments.

LPs face ‘huge risks’ on co-investments

Limited partners should question whether co-investments are within a manager's sweet spot, investors at PEI's Women in Private Equity conference said.

ACE plans January close for $250m flagship – exclusive

The firm has raised $210m for ACE Buyout III which has a $300m hard-cap, co-founder Adam Said told Private Equity International.

When less isn’t more

CalPERS is reviewing its strategy of consolidating PE commitments into fewer managers. What will that mean for the industry?

Why CalPERS is rethinking its ‘core 30’ concept

The pension plan’s strategy to reduce GP relationships to a core group has not delivered the benefits it expected.

Co-investing roundtable: LPs getting a piece of the action

Making co-investments is now less about the specific deal and more about the LP-GP relationship.

Malaysia’s EPF to increase co-investments

The Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia wants to increase its exposure to private equity via the strategy in order to boost returns.

Hermes tilts towards separate accounts

The private equity investor has raised $389m for its third co-investment programme, which will invest alongside a further $230m through sidecars and separate mandates.