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The firm will invest throughout the capital structure after previously being a senior debt-only shop.
Panelists at the HKVCA Asia Private Equity Forum
Fewer China-headquartered PE funds reached final close last year as trade tensions, high valuations and concerns over tech exposure hindered capital raising efforts.
Stockholm, Sweden
If the fund reaches its €14.75bn target, it will be one of the largest European private equity funds ever raised.
Gilles Dellaert will lead Blackstone Insurance Solutions, a part of the business with a lot of growth potential.
Nicole Musicco
Nicole Musicco has left the C$63bn Investment Management Corp of Ontario which helps public sector funds scale and gain access to private-market investments.
Julia Leung, deputy CEO of the Hong Kong SFC
Julia Leung, the Hong Kong financial body's deputy chief exec, says asset managers in Asia tend to focus more on governance than environmental concerns.
Tunisia, North Africa
Ahmed Badreldin, the firm's former head of Middle East and North Africa, says the North Africa Fund II has roughly doubled LPs' capital on exited investments so far.
Any savings the Parisian firm makes will be put into environmental projects, says CFO Philippe Audouin.
Private equity Hall of Fame
Four additional entrants have been welcomed into the HEC Private Equity Value Creation Hall of Fame, launched in 2017 by associate professor Oliver Gottschalg.
Iran flag at dusk
Rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the past week and Iran’s restrictive investment environment make private equity investments a challenging proposition.
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