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KPS seeks $5bn for turnaround investments

The New York-headquartered firm, which makes control-oriented investments in financially or operationally distressed companies, will focus mainly on the industrial sector.

SYZ leans towards distressed targets with new private markets unit

The Swiss banking group will seek up to €200m for a vehicle targeting primary fund commitments, directs and secondaries opportunities across private equity, debt and real estate.

Trends of the Year: Apollo’s mega-raise

The global investment firm raised the largest private equity fund of the industry in 2017. Here’s a look back at an unorthodox fundraising.

Apollo lowers placement fees with Fund IX

The alternative asset manager paid $3.5m in placement fees for its $24.7bn ninth vehicle, lower than what it paid for Fund VIII.

Emerging markets Asia: Private equity tackles India’s bad debt

Distressed asset players are flocking to the country, driven by regulatory changes.

Tom Barrack: Courting controversy

What’s the king of real estate doing backing a Hollywood film studio?

Terra Firma’s King: Brexit is disrupting business

Brexit is a large contributor to challenges that have plagued Terra Firma’s portfolio company Four Seasons Health Care, he said at a PEI conference in New York.

MBK launches special sits platform

The North Asia-focused manager has hired former Deutsche Bank managing director Stephen Le as co-head of its debut credit and special situations unit.

Oaktree to bolster Asia-Pacific IR team

The distressed debt investor plans to increase its investment personnel in the region as it readies more aggressive investing into China and India, the firm’s CEO Jay Wintrob said on Monday.

Debt special: waiting for a downturn

Private equity managers are building war chests as they prepare for the market to sink, but forecasting when it will happen is tricky.
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