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Placement agents follow direct investing shift

LPs’ increased interest in direct investing is an opportunity for placement agents to diversify their revenue streams.

How PE will help Saudi’s PIF achieve its vision

PIF has big aspirations, aiming to become the largest investor globally. Here’s how it plans to get there.

Why Alaska’s PE team are ‘rock stars’

The $65bn Alaska Permanent Fund is creating a supercharged private equity portfolio.

Amundi to launch fourth direct small-cap fund – exclusive

The asset manager will seek €150m for the vehicle and expects a final close on its mid-cap fund in the second half of the year.

An inside look at Japan Post’s PE blueprint

With $1.1bn to invest, Japan Post Investment Corporation will look overseas and 'not compete' with domestic GPs, Japan Post Bank’s Tokihiko Shimizu tells PEI.

Buyout firms unfazed by competition from LPs on deals

The appearance of limited partners on the buyside of deals has helped open up the market, according to dealmakers from KKR, Bridgepoint, PAI Partners and Astorg Partners at a conference in Cannes.

CDPQ: ‘You have to be willing to overpay in Asia’

For LPs in the region, a dearth of large, quality assets and high pricing are key challenges to investing, according to the Canadian pension's managing director and head of Asia.

Trends of the Year: LPs going direct

From sovereign wealth funds to family offices, limited partners bulked up direct investment teams and made large purchases in 2017.

LPs warm to fundless co-investments – exclusive

One-third of limited partners are willing to pay for deals where they are not an existing fund investor, according to a survey by Asante Capital Group.

Coller Capital’s barometer in five charts

Investors still have a strong appetite for private equity despite concerns about debt and the funding of weak managers.

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