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Credit Suisse’s Murphy: LPs want control

The bank has launched a four-strong directs and co-investment team amid soaring investor demand for greater control over their private equity holdings.

Rest awards $427m global PE mandate to QIC

Investments from the mandate awarded by Australia’s superannuation fund Rest to QIC will be mostly in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

Ardian buys $750m Alaska portfolio

The portfolio included stakes in Montagu Private Equity and IK Investment Partners' funds, sister publication Secondaries Investor has learned.

Breaking into the Korean LP market

The regulatory basics for alternative fund managers wanting to entice the country’s institutional investors into their funds, by Molly Diggins and Albert Jun of Monument Group.

PE gets schooled

The tax reform law hits these institutional investors and could lead to long-term consequences.

Ardian breaks growth fund hard-cap after ‘big change’ in LP base

The firm held a final close on Growth Fund II at €230m, well above its €200m hard-cap and more than triple the size of its €70m predecessor.

Norway’s SWF dealt PE blow

A government white paper cited transparency issues and management fees as reasons why the $1trn fund should not invest in unlisted equities.

Malaysia’s EPF bullish on North Asia

The Malaysian investor is increasing its private equity investments in China, South Korea and Japan, according to its chief executive.

Japan: Seven key trends

A surge in both fundraising and deal volume is being hailed as a ‘golden era’ for Japan’s private equity industry.

Japan Post’s private equity package

Japan Post has corralled $1.1bn for co-investments in Japan and is building a powerhouse investment team.

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