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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.

IFC: Domestic investors betting more on Indian PE

Domestic institutional capital is increasingly being mobilised by India-focused firms, says Nupur Garg, IFC’s regional lead for south Asia.

HarbourVest taps HSBC exec to meet retail investor demand

The hire comes as private equity firms including Blackstone, Apollo and KKR have been offering smaller investors access to their products.

French LPs drive 30% fundraising surge

Domestic LPs demonstrated a strong increase in appetite for French private equity in H1, with commitments climbing to €5.4bn from €3.2bn a year ago, according to a report.

US investors help Oakley break hard-cap on Fund III

A return in LP interest in the European mid-market helped the firm raise €800m for its third flagship vehicle.

Stonehage families for the 21st century

As head of the private equity team at Stonehage Fleming, Richard Clarke-Jervoise knows a thing or two about how to attract private wealth to the asset class.

Family offices to up allocations

Two-fifths of family offices are planning to increase their allocations to private equity, according to a report by UBS and Campden Wealth.

UBS: Family offices to increase co-investment activity

Despite a drop in co-investing deals in 2016 due to execution challenges, global family offices continue to prefer direct investments, according to the UBS Global Family Office Report.

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