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CDPQ inks its largest direct investment

The pension expects its investment in security services provider Allied Universal to complement its real estate portfolio.
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CalSTRS may face uphill climb in directs build-out

The Californian pension will consider hiring an additional 12 direct investment professionals at a time when public institutions are finding it hard to draw top talent.
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CDPQ’s Etroy on the indirect benefits of going direct

The way the Canadian pension giant's Stephane Etroy sees it, pushing into directs has a positive effect on the whole private equity programme

Why this Native American tribe is betting on direct PE

Mno-Bmadsen, which reinvests gaming profits on behalf of 5,600 Pokagon citizens, plans to double its AUM by December 2019 through direct private equity.

The problem with co-investing

It is a popular way to cut fees when investing in private equity, but in a downturn co-investment could get messy.

Alaska reaps reward for going direct

The sovereign wealth fund’s $7.2bn private equity and special opportunities portfolio returned 32.7% for the year ending 30 June.

Seven key trends in African private equity

The private equity industry is finding its feet again in the continent after a series of macro shocks.

Partners Group enacts succession plan

Private equity head David Layton will replace Christoph Rubeli as co-CEO of the Swiss alternative investment manager.

PSP distressed debt hire driven by GP demand

The Canadian retirement plan’s new hire oversaw investments in the debt of an Indiana toll road operator and Puerto Rico.

Pension giants drive PE activity in Canada

Two mega-deals – both involving large Canadian pension plans – accounted for almost 70% of investment activity in the country in the first half of the year.

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