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Ardian taps HarbourVest principal to lead Tokyo office

Kanji Takenaka will be charged with building a business which accounts for more than 12 blue-chip Japanese investors worth $2bn in AUM.

Download: PEI’s 2017 fundraising report

Our interactive analysis breaks fundraising down by strategy, sector, fund size and region, among others, with all the data downloadable as an Excel file. Plus, don't miss our interview with Adele Tilebalieva, the head of LatAm for emerging markets fund of funds Obviam.

Energy sector begins to rebound

Fundraising is improving amid subdued demand from LPs.

Public pensions: Private equity’s popularity grows over alternatives

US public pensions were more active in PE than other alternative asset classes during the second half of last year, according to research from data firm eVestment.

An inside look at Japan Post’s PE blueprint

With $1.1bn to invest, Japan Post Investment Corporation will look overseas and 'not compete' with domestic GPs, Japan Post Bank’s Tokihiko Shimizu tells PEI.

Four ways GPs can attract French LPs to private equity

Jean-François Boulier, chairman of the body which represents French institutional investors, says liquidity and reasonable fees will drive higher LP allocations to the asset class.

LISTEN NOW: Why Asian families shun alternatives funds

Peter Lee of Deloitte explains why GPs should not expect Asia to produce a flood of capital from this source.

MetLife: ‘Access to GPs in developed Asia still challenging’

Japan, South Korea and Australia remain attractive markets and provide a balance of cashflow and capital gains, says MetLife private equity Asia director Shirley Ma.

Secondaries fundraising hit record high in 2017

Private equity and real estate secondaries funds raised more than a combined $38bn last year, driven by Strategic Partners and Goldman Sachs Asset Management vehicles.

PE firms press advantages to snap up tech assets

Strategic buyers are starting to lose out to private equity firms which are leveraging tech advantages in their portfolios, according to a Silicon Valley-based partner at Hogan Lovells.