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Japan Special: Is the sun finally rising on Japanese private equity?

The Japanese market has long held tantalising opportunities for private equity, but it’s only in the past few years that deals have started to come through.

Bill Browder on investing in Russia: ‘You risk going to jail or dying’

Fund manager-turned-activist Bill Browder made his money investing in public equities in emerging markets; now he has all his capital invested in private equities in developed markets. As a man wanted dead by the Russian establishment, he has an interesting take on investment risk.
Tokyo Japan

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.
European commission

European insurers given private equity boost after regulation tweak

The European Commission has reduced the amount of capital insurers must set aside to manage the perceived risks for some long-term equities.

Providence seeks $2bn for latest growth fund

The firm is back in market just eight months after it closed its third growth fund, which is already 90% deployed.
London, UK

Three Hills hits €540m hard-cap after opening to institutions – exclusive

The Byron owner is looking to make six to eight additional hires over the next 12 months, founder Mauro Moretti tells PEI.
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Hermes: Emerging managers set to drive PE returns

The largest funds will become diversified, low-risk vehicles for large-scale deployments, said partner Elias Korosis at IPEM.

Half of European GPs to launch new strategies in 2019

Family offices and HNWIs are expected to gain importance as a source of capital, according to an IPEM survey.

Competition for space prompts new GP relationships

Investors are looking to expand their GP portfolios as access to funds becomes increasingly competitive.

LPs continue to pile into PE amid macro concerns: Coller survey

Almost three-quarters of LPs believe that PE-backed companies will perform better than their non-PE-backed counterparts in the case of downturn, according to Coller Capital's latest industry barometer.

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