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PEI 300 - The biggest private equity firms
The firms from across the PEI 300 that hit the headlines - for good or bad - this year.
The archipelago is the obvious choice for private equity firms wanting to capture opportunities the young and urban middle class provide.
Now that the market has matured, the Asian Development Bank’s private sector group has a new mission in the region.
Several huge closes drove the average fund size to $778.8m in 2017, up from $564.2m the previous year.
Private equity carve-outs of Japanese conglomerates has lifted Japan deal flow to a record $23.9bn in 2017.
Chinese regulator CIRC has issued a circular calling for insurers to review the impact private equity investments have on their ‘solvency and overall returns’.
The pair have teamed up for the first time, investing between them €227 million for Formel D, a global service provider to the automotive and component supply industry.
China’s sovereign fund is looking to make more direct deals in the US via a new outpost in New York.
The Beijing-based investment firm saw strong support from existing investors but collected the bulk of the capital from new sovereign wealth funds, US pension funds and funds of funds.
The Paris-headquartered firm gathered €287m from LPs including Bpifrance, CDB Capital and BNP Paribas Cardif.

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