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Leon Black
In a letter to LPs on Monday, Leon Black said the alternatives giant's approach to reputation risk until now had been 'conservative'.
Due diligence
The majority of PE investment professionals have moved transactions through the pipeline during the pandemic, research from proSapient show.
Tell us who deserves a place in PEI’s annual 40 under 40: Future Leaders of Private Equity list.
Russia chill frosty
LP appetite for Russian private equity has been uncertain since the 2019 arrest of Baring Vostok founder Michael Calvey and several colleagues.
Sale of assets
The bank is reducing the stress capital intensity of its businesses by selling balance sheet private equity investments, chief executive David Solomon said on the firm's earnings call.
Steve Schwarzman_Blackstone
Speaking at the Asian Financial Forum on Tuesday, the Blackstone founder said it seemed 'exceptionally odd and unproductive' for the world’s two largest economies not to co-operate.
The private markets firm, which had de-prioritised exits in the second half of 2020, saw more divestments in Q4 driven by greater stability in market prices.
George Walker Neuberger Berman
George Walker, the firm's chief executive and chairman, was speaking at the Asian Financial Forum on Monday.
Chris Lerner joined MSA Capital in October after nearly a decade at Eaton Partners, where he led the origination and execution of fundraises, secondaries and strategic advisory.
Capital raising by private equity funds surpassed $500bn in 2020, the third-highest fundraising total since 2015, amid challenges posed by the pandemic.

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