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Oddo plots fundraising ‘tour’ following PE acquisition

The newly-rebranded Oddo BHF Private Equity will seek €300m for a new secondaries vehicle from predominantly European and Middle Eastern institutional LPs.

Federated swoops in for £246m Hermes stake

The deal comes as Hermes continues to fundraise for £1bn for its second infrastructure vehicle.

Ardian pivots to mandates as LPs shun primary FoFs

The firm has more than tripled its deployment of LP capital through mandates over the past three years as investors seek to avoid the additional fees associated with primary funds of funds.

Making lemonade in the squeezed fund of funds market

The fund of funds market has been under pressure in recent years, so differentiation is the key.

Pantheon hires ex-fighter pilot amid raft of promotions

The global investment firm made 32 promotions globally including a Hong Kong-based client relationships professional to partner.

From the archive: Ardian on how it won the $2.5bn Mubadala deal

We sat down with the secondaries giant’s Vincent Gombault in May to discuss its record deal with the Gulf sovereign wealth fund.

Ardian launches fourth Asian FoF – exclusive

Ardian Capital Asia IV had attracted $66.4m-worth of commitments as of 10 May, according to documents seen by PEI.

Looking back: Top people moves of 2017

There were a few surprises this year, mostly driven by large alternative asset managers such as KKR announcing their succession plans.

HarbourVest sharpens UK focus amid uncertainty

HVPE, the investment firm's listed vehicle, is focusing on niche managers with specific skills, according to managing director Peter Wilson.

Are secondaries too good to be true?

Cyril Demaria, head of private markets at Wellershoff & Partners, argues secondaries provide a false sense of security to investors and that the benefits of mitigating the J-curve may have been oversold to LPs.

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