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Advent sets $20bn hard-cap for latest fund

Fund IX could be as much as 54% larger than its predecessor, which closed on $13bn in 2016.

European LPs bullish on PE while North Americans pull back – report

Investors in Europe are seeking to broaden their portfolios in the next 12 months through new GP relationships, according to research from Rede Partners.
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Private markets now ‘required’ in the portfolio – report

They are moving into the mainstream, with investors considering them a core part of their portfolios, according to McKinsey's latest report.

Turnaround manager Springwater adds Milan office – exclusive

The special sits investor is on the hunt for new sources of dealflow in Italy and has hired senior executives from financial services firm J Hirsch & Co.

CDC to expand partnerships and co-investments with ex-Stan Chart hire

Stephen Priestley will lead a team in developing permanent capital vehicles and sunset funds focused on Africa and South Asia investments.

German mid-market feels the heat as family offices give chase

Four out of five Germany-focused managers believe family offices are making life more difficult for private equity funds, according to research by DBAG.

Four questions on Horizon’s Ukraine-focused fund

PEI caught up with Horizon Capital chief executive Lenna Koszarny on how the $200m fund will be deployed.

Mayfair to hire three after £650m fund close

The London-based manager, which did not have a placement agent for its latest fundraise, gathered about $850m for its second offering.

Inside the Netherlands’ first asset manager JV

The joint venture includes airline group KLM's pension fund, the Dutch railways retirement scheme and Achmea.

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