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Here are five key takeaways from the Carlyle Group co-founder's speech on private equity's top trends at a recent industry conference in Geneva.
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Cranemere Group has raised capital from a Middle Eastern family office, a public US institution and a UK pension, PEI understands.
Macfarlanes' Christopher Good examines how such vehicles should be structured in order to maximise incentives while managing return expectations.
The firm is acquiring a 19.9% stake in DSA Reinsurance from AIG in a deal that includes $6bn earmarked for Carlyle funds.
Bridges Fund Management – a pioneer of the strategy – held a second close on £50m for its debut permanent capital vehicle last week, PEI can exclusively reveal.
The fund would invest in senior and subordinated debt along with structured equity and non-control positions in financially troubled companies.
Several vehicles that hold assets for longer than the traditional three to five years arrived on the scene this year and investors can expect more in 2018.
Co-founder Leon Black said the vehicle is a work in progress and one of several projects to augment permanent or long-term capital at the firm.
From Sydney to Boston, a slew of firms emerged this year and raised capital from limited partners betting that getting in early can pay out big.
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