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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.

Secular trends drive PSP’s entertainment investment debut

The Canadian pension has teamed up with Investcorp to invest in UTA in a deal valuing the talent agency at up to $800m.

LP of the future: taking more control

Investors will increasing eschew commingled funds for direct or co-investments.

ADIA invests in London pension corp amid growing appetite for directs

The $828bn sovereign wealth fund joins existing investors CVC, Reinet and Legend Holdings.

CalPERS proposes changes to PE investment policy

Staff will seek feedback on proposed simplifications to its PE programme policy, including scrapping the CIO’s ability to approve increases in capital commitments to SMAs.

LP shift to direct investing puts pressure on talent supply

A majority of LPs find recruitment and internal resource constraints to be significant barriers to improving PE returns, according to Coller Capital's latest survey.

Jonathan Gray: ‘It’s hard to replicate Blackstone’

A shift among LPs to direct investment is ‘more complementary’ than it is damaging, the president and COO said.

CalPERS to launch directs programme – updated

The programme – which will comprise two funds and launch in the first half of next year – could drive the fund's annual PE deployment to $13bn.

Credit Suisse’s Murphy: LPs want control

The bank has launched a four-strong directs and co-investment team amid soaring investor demand for greater control over their private equity holdings.

ACG sells FoFs, secondaries arm to focus on directs – updated

Asset manager Oddo BHF has acquired the fund of funds unit in its first foray into private equity.
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