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Although deal numbers dropped in 2019 after record highs, the factors that make fintechs attractive private equity targets remain unchanged, say Robert Ohrenstein and Jeremy Welch of KPMG.
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As the pace of change technology has triggered in financial services shows no sign of slowing down, GPs give their take on what’s next for the rapidly evolving fintech sector.
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The fintech sector has become fertile hunting ground for VC and private equity investors in recent years, and covid-19 is set to unearth new opportunities in this maturing market.
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Chad Pike, who helped launch the private equity giant's Tactical Opportunities unit alongside David Blitzer, is calling time on his 25-year career at the firm.
How UK pensions have tackled the challenges of liquidity, fees and daily reporting will help guide their US counterparts.
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Coronavirus uncertainty and liquidity constraints have made some business owners in the region more willing to sell, head of Asia-Pacific Ming Lu tells PEI.
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The German fund of funds manager gathered $150m more than its original target for Fund VIII.
Ardian raised the largest-ever secondaries programme at $19bn and Francisco Partners hauled in close to $9bn across two PE funds.
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The US's biggest public pension is planning to leverage as much as $80bn of its assets in order to take positions in riskier asset classes.
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The US pension plans to quadruple its exposure to European GPs and will implement a co-investment programme, May documents show.

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