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GP stakes
Investcorp’s team focuses on mid-market GPs, which it believes presents a more robust opportunity than the larger side of the market.
The Abraham Accords normalised relations between the UAE and Israel, and investors in the Middle East are optimistic about the opportunities.
Chinese healthcare investment
The investment firm has launched a fund of limited size and timing to find discounted opportunities, managing director Duncan Zheng tells PEI.
Iran flag at dusk
Rising tensions between Washington and Tehran in the past week and Iran’s restrictive investment environment make private equity investments a challenging proposition.
The advantages of investing in the country, which is grappling with the effects of the Syrian refugee crisis.
Geographic expansion was central to the strategies of all three companies.
Shenzhen, China
Trade disputes, bad debts in the financial system and a difficult exit environment for tech companies have affected investor appetite for China, according to EMPEA.
Investcorp entering Japan
Global managers including Apollo and Pantheon have opened Japan offices in recent years.

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