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Vanilla or chocolate: doing the maths on fund fees

A higher carried interest ensures a better alignment between a GP and its LPs even if LPs end up paying more in fees.

Why Blackstone is moving toward permanent capital

The firm’s COO, Tony James, sees the traditional 10-year private equity fund as ‘a bit of a treadmill’.

BC Partners: investors should be able to ignore GP-led processes

Head of IR management Laura Coquis said including a status quo option was vital to the success of the BC Partners' GP-led process.

What lies ahead for China private equity

As China’s top officials gathered on Wednesday to kick off its 19th congress to outline its priorities over the next five years, industry watchers tell PEI what’s at stake for private equity.

GTCR in five charts

Following the close of the Chicago-based firm’s largest-ever fund on $5.25bn, Private Equity International takes a look at GTCR’s performance and strategy.

Listed giants continue to grow fee-generating AUM

The seven listed managers rated by Fitch hold almost 20% of dry powder available to invest in alternatives.

Orchid Asia to hold $900m ‘one and done’ on Fund VII

Details of the Asia-focused fund's strategy and terms were revealed in documents prepared for Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System.

Brightstar closing in on $750m target for debut fund

Brightstar, founded by former Lindsay Goldberg partner Andrew Weinberg, has inked its second deal as a fund close looms.

Dealmaking struggles to keep pace amid fundraising boom

Fundraising figures for this year are starting to resemble 2007; less so for transaction numbers.

Asia roundtable: the region gathers momentum

With Asian private equity maturing and GPs raising their game, experts tell PEI where the real opportunities and challenges lie in the years to come.