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Dutch discount retailer Action – 3i’s largest investment – is now valued at 18 times earnings, up from 14 times at the end of 2015, but the outlook for European private equity returns is still uncertain.
Data from Boston-based investment advisor Cambridge Associates shows first- and second-time funds have often outperformed established funds.
Despite lacklustre economic growth, Blackstone’s chairman and chief executive Stephen Schwarzman is confident that the alternative asset giant’s private equity investments can continue to deliver robust returns.
In its annual review, the $773bn Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund reported a fall in 20- and 30-year annualised returns against a 'backdrop of slowing global growth'.
The mezzanine provider has seen a 2% increase in third-party fee-earning AUM.
North Haven Capital Partners VI is targeting $1.5 bn to target mid-market companies primarily in North America.
Various public pension funds in the US and Canada have voiced their unaltered long-term outlook for private equity and see potential opportunities arising from market volatility.
Terra Firma has dropped its lawsuit against Citi. It is time to move on.
The Terra Firma founder described a City environment in which confidentiality agreements were treated ‘with realism’ on the second day of the resurrected EMI case.
The Terra Firma founder and chairman will give evidence in a London High Court today in the firm’s case against Citigroup.

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