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Archer’s freeze is the product of a changing market

A shift in Australian private equity has left firms like Archer, which has decided not to continue raising its sixth fund, without deep institutional backing.

PE gets schooled

The tax reform law hits these institutional investors and could lead to long-term consequences.

In search of the rainmakers

Talented individuals can still make the difference in the world of private equity fundraising.

A fresh perspective on dry powder

The amount of unspent capital is undoubtedly high, but for managers willing to look there are more than enough opportunities out there.

Why Verdane’s buyout fund is an ‘edda-fying’ development

The Nordic firm's Edda fund shows LPs are willing to back new propositions from GPs that can demonstrate an ability to deploy capital in a challenging environment.

For private funds, the beginning is in the end

GPs need to show they can handle their end-of-life funds when raising a new fund.

The case for covenant-lite

Are fears of a lack of red flags in deal structures overblown? There’s little doubt what equity providers think, but some lenders believe the same.

North to the future

The Alaska Permanent Fund’s approach to private equity provides a glimpse of how the asset class will develop.

Beware the PE echo chamber

In the face of rampant LP demand, should private equity firms worry about the industry’s wider reputation?

Destination: Japan

In search of dealflow and LP capital, private equity firms and professionals are heading east.

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