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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.

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.
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