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The newly formed investment arm leveraged the full power of Blackstone for its $4.6bn fundraise, and continues to do so as it deploys the fund.
China Lighthouse
Lighthouse Capital serves as financial advisor to private placements across 13 sectors and reserves investment rights to participate in up to 10 percent of each deal.
Private equity funds gathered $241bn through June, a marginal increase from $233.7bn during the same period last year.
The firm’s ninth flagship fund, which was launched before the pandemic, has a €15bn hard-cap.
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The private markets firm expects to raise up to $15bn from LPs this year, lower than its projection in January, due to the impact of covid-19 on new commitments.
PEI H1 2020 fundraising
Funds that closed on more than $5bn in H1 took on average 15 months to do so, longer than in any of the previous five years, according to PEI data.
Taal Volcano eruption in Philippines
A one-two punch of the Taal volcano eruption and covid-19 put paid to an in-person AGM, where the firm had expected to finalise the due diligence process.
Coronavirus refuge
Investor appetite for private equity mega-funds appear untouched as coronavirus prompts a flight to quality.
Australian Rural Fire Truck
Australia's private equity market has struggled to find exits and certain sectors have taken a beating from the coronavirus, but there are reasons for Australian firms to be optimistic.
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