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Archer’s freeze is the product of a changing market

A shift in Australian private equity has left firms like Archer, which has decided not to continue raising its sixth fund, without deep institutional backing.

Blackstone nears $2.25bn for debut Asia fund

Asia is one of the alternative asset manager's areas of focus for growth, in addition to attracting retail and insurance investors.

ACG sells FoFs, secondaries arm to focus on directs – updated

Asset manager Oddo BHF has acquired the fund of funds unit in its first foray into private equity.

Nomura returns to private equity

Japan's biggest brokerage will seed a $900m fund in a boost to its consultancy services and to reinforce businesses in the country.

Huron smashes target on debut non-control fund

The Detroit-based firm collected $142m for the vehicle, well above its $100m target, according to a statement.

Ardian’s head of Japan: ‘Tight labour market is a challenge’

The Paris-based manager likes the look of the country's mid-market and sees hiring and investment opportunities as challenges.

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.

France’s Apax launches Milan office for ‘big push’ into Italy

The firm has tapped Francesco Panfilo, former founding managing partner at Italian mid-market buyout house PM & Partners, as senior advisor.

Carlyle’s Rubenstein on rainmakers

The investment firm's co-founder tells PEI why he took on the fundraising role, what modern rainmakers need to know and what he looked for in the early days.

Blackstone strikes balance with haul of GP stakes

The firm’s Strategic Capital Holdings Fund took stakes in three private equity managers during March after a previous weighting towards hedge funds.

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