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Who raised the largest funds in March?

US managers gathered four of the largest fundraises last month raising almost $11bn among them.
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Three things to know about Blackstone’s giant buyout fund

The private equity giant is seeking up to $25bn for its eighth global buyout fund, which has so far raised over $22bn.
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Why Japan should be a top priority

Robust performance and a deep pool of opportunities are drawing GPs and LPs alike to commit more capital to the market.

French private equity fundraising and deal-making has record year

The country’s PE industry gathered a record €18.7bn from investors last year, with foreign LPs contributing nearly half of total capital raised.
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Japan’s Longreach ups exposure to domestic LPs in latest fund

Japanese LPs provided 40% of the $650m Fund III, investor relations director Lisa Herrell tells PEI.

Want to raise money from Europeans? It’s about to get harder

Revisions to AIFMD are going to make reverse solicitation more difficult without a passport, writes lawyer Matija Repolusk.

How Equistone kept a lid on its fundraise while tapping new LPs

A heady fundraising environment buoyed the firm’s efforts to build new LP relationships for Fund VI, but created a headache when it came to whittling down allocations.

China Everbright seeks USD after domestic fundraising crackdown

The state-owned conglomerate's private equity subsidiary will look to tap Chinese fund institutions and corporates, family offices and overseas markets including the UK and US.

Private equity: Japan is now a top priority

Five key themes which emerged from market discussions in Tokyo in March paint a broadly positive picture.

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