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Tokyo Japan

Why Japan should be a top priority

Robust performance and a deep pool of opportunities are drawing GPs and LPs alike to commit more capital to the market.

French private equity fundraising and deal-making has record year

The country’s PE industry gathered a record €18.7bn from investors last year, with foreign LPs contributing nearly half of total capital raised.

Brookfield’s union with Oaktree: GDAM, they want credit

With the addition of Oaktree, a respected credit business, Brookfield has shown how debt investing has risen to prominence post-global financial crisis and become crucial for being a global diversified asset manager.

India’s buyout market hots up

Firms completed at least $5.8bn of private equity, infrastructure and real assets buyouts last year, more than the previous four years combined, according to EMPEA data.
Public markets

Take-privates are back on the menu

Public-to-private deals reached their highest level since before the global financial crisis last year as private market valuations prompted buyers to seek value elsewhere.
Gilets jaunes

France Invest’s Gaillard on why PE isn’t at odds with the gilets jaunes

France’s parliament is working on legal reforms that introduce a tax-efficient system to distribute a portion of capital gains among all employees of an acquired company.
Cobalt GP data

High asset prices threaten GP fee revenues – report

Compressed exit multiples could have a material impact on performance fee income, according to tech platform Cobalt.

2018 in Asia: The rise and rise of mega-funds

Record fundraising by pan-Asia buyout funds, less China state-backed dealmaking and a sharp drop in the country's outbound M&A were key themes.

2018 in Europe: Brexit begins to bite

The UK is no longer the most active private equity market in Europe and some of the country's firms met a cool reception on the fundraising trail.

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