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Blackstone prepares to ramp up growth investing

The firm expects to launch its debut dedicated life sciences fund this year and is racing toward a large first close on its latest private equity flagship fund.
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The future leaders of private equity – nominate them now

Who will shape the industry over the next decade? Let us know for our new annual list.
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Ex-Obama advisor nears $1.5bn close for Buffett-style long-holds – exclusive

Cranemere Group has raised capital from a Middle Eastern family office, a public US institution and a UK pension, PEI understands.
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Blackstone CFO: PE is the ‘least disruptable’ area of asset management

For Michael Chae, private equity fees are 'still justified' by the industry's value creation and performance.
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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.
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France’s Apax eyes foreign expansion with ex-3i healthcare hire

Marc Benatar will help the firm expand its healthcare business to include companies in Benelux, Italy and French-speaking Switzerland, he tells PEI.

AlpInvest shelves fund of firms fundraising – exclusive

The firm has decided not to continue capital raising for its fund focused on acquiring stakes in private equity GPs, PEI has learned.

Europe mid-market roundtable: Mega in the middle

The European mid-market has taken on many of the characteristics of the large-cap space of old, but – say our panel – retains its most important differentiator: the scope for outperformance.

AfricInvest to climb deal food chain, enter South Africa – updated

The Tunisia-headquartered firm will target around $500m for AfricInvest Fund IV, according to a source with knowledge of the fund.

UK’s Bowmark ‘adapting focus’ as it hits Fund VI target

A key talking point with LPs was how UK firms are preparing for Brexit, managing partner Charles Ind told PEI.

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