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Partners Group: knowledge sharing leverages the portfolio

The next step in the evolution of operational value creation should be dubbed the ‘portfolio approach’, says Partners Group's Fredrik Henzler.

Yale posts 12.6% 20-year LBO returns

Thanks to the internet boom, venture capital has been the endowment's best-performing asset class.

PAI eyes December first close for €4bn flagship

Details of the fund’s terms were revealed in documents prepared for Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System.

IT exit multiples drop

The sector remained the third most expensive in EMEA, behind only real estate and financials.
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Value creation: Permira on achieving critical mass

Adding operational focus to the deal team is an essential part of designing a value creation plan.

US endowments in five charts

Harvard Management Company and University of Virginia have both admitted to being disappointed with their endowment returns following a challenging period for such investors.

PE boasts resilience to downturns

GPs provided companies with greater capacity for growth during the financial crisis, according academic research.

PE helps Angolan SWF post first-time profit

Solid growth in the fund’s agriculture and infrastructure PE holdings helped drive net profit of $44m.

OpEx Awards 2017: Get ready to be tested

As Private Equity International prepares to announce its Operational Excellence 2017 award winners, we take a look at the investment environment ahead and the importance of operational capabilities.

Deal Mechanic: How Permira guided Netafim to becoming a global leader

Private Equity International looks under the bonnet of the private equity firm's investment in a kibbutz-oriented irrigation business.