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The wealth of nations

Sovereign wealth funds’ role in the private equity asset class – through funds and direct investing – will only go in one direction: up.

Gopher seeks more direct investments

The Shanghai-based fund of funds expects to increase direct investments with its China-focused GPs to boost revenues.

CPPIB: Invest for a downturn

The giant Canadian pension, which just signed a sizeable growth investment in the insurance sector, is feeling ‘cautious’ amid sky-high valuations.

Man Capital’s Hisham Halbouny on direct investing

Hisham Halbouny, the managing director of the Mansour Group’s family office, private equity fund and asset management arm, tells Private Equity International why it is betting big on direct investments.

USS staffs up to hunt for ‘low risk’ PE assets

The £60bn UK pension fund believes it can deliver ‘deliver superior after-cost risk-adjusted returns’ by going direct.

Spotlight: Growth capital

The first half of 2017 saw $27.5 bn of growth equity funds reach final close. Rod James takes a look at how it fits into the space between VC and buyout.

China outbound rules to boost M&A funds

New regulations are paving the way for more cross-border buyout funds.

Aurelius triples EBITDA with bargain deals

The restructuring specialist predicts record earnings in 2017, with two large exits to be reported in Q3.

Partners Group secures €6bn for direct investment

The global investment firm’s haul includes €3bn for its flagship fund as well as separately managed accounts.

ADIA targets direct investment amid return concerns

The sovereign wealth fund, with estimated assets of $828bn, will broaden its focus in ‘rapidly developing’ Asian private equity markets.

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