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How debt investors are getting in on the buy-and-build trend

The volume of add-on acquisitions has shot up recently, and firms are using this trend to add more leverage to their debt portfolios.

German state-backed impact fund tackles extreme weather

Switzerland's BlueOrchard is planning an interim close in January for an impact fund targeting climate insurance businesses in emerging markets.

Global firms seek a piece of Japan carve-out action

EQT and Apollo are the latest to eye Tokyo, but a lack of large deals in the country may pose a challenge.

Impact: Time to put some flesh on the bones

It’s rare for investment conferences to erupt into rapturous applause mid-session, but impact investment folk are a rare bunch. This week around 1,200 of them convened in Paris for the largest annual gathering of its kind, hosted by PEI and the Global Impact Investing Forum (GIIN). What stirred them was a call to arms from […]

EQT mulls Japan hires, may open Tokyo office – exclusive

The investment firm, which has focused on Europe and the US, is planning to boost its Asia IR team with more Japanese professionals.

Carlyle eyes ‘more than $100bn’ in next fundraising cycle

The firm is making strong progress toward its long-term fundraising goals, but market volatility in Asia took its toll on performance in the third quarter.

Apollo: Public markets are ‘fertile hunting ground’ for acquisitions

The firm has completed eight US take-privates in the last three years and has two more pending.

AlpInvest’s fund of firms head departs – exclusive

Sean Gallary joined the Carlyle unit last year to lead the partnership team, which was seeking $1.5bn to invest in GP management company stakes.

Hellman & Friedman IX: How does $16bn measure up?

The San Francisco-headquartered firm has had one of the largest capital raises this year for its latest flagship fund.

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