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Why some Nordic Capital LPs feel left out in the cold

Not all LPs in Nordic Capital's Fund VII are happy about having just 20 days to decide on a GP-led secondaries process. 

The muddy waters of performance calculation

The private funds industry is institutionalising, but the methods for calculating and reporting performance are still all over the place.

Clouds over Dubai

The results of an LP-led audit into the Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund could have wide ramifications.

A new direction for Harvard

The Harvard Management Company is changing its investment model, but it’s still unclear when it will pay off.

Privatising the lower mid-market

The stars of the smaller end of the buyout spectrum may one day have no need for external investors.

Fundraising: not as easy as it looks

Lyceum’s decision to raise capital deal-by-deal shows bumper headline figures do not tell the whole story.

Decoding the CalPERS request for information

After rumours the US’s largest public pension fund was planning to outsource its private equity business, CalPERS has launched a search for potential partners. Here’s what we know so far.

Fundraising: fast, large and with a Japanese flavour

What Affinity’s $6bn ‘one-and-done’ tells us about the market in 2018.

EQT: PE needs to disrupt itself

Being creative and embracing new tools such as Artificial intelligence will be vital for investors in an increasingly competitive private equity industry, writes EQT’s head of equity Christian Sinding.

Happy New Year from the PEI team

Private Equity International wishes you a safe and prosperous New Year.