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Life after Abraaj: How former employees can remain in private equity

Junior and mid-level employees are widely regarded as attractive targets, while more senior personnel may find themselves on the receiving end of tough questions from future business partners.
William McGlashan, TPG

McGlashan allegations: what they mean for impact investing

The leader of TPG’s The Rise Fund, the most prominent impact investor in the industry, has been charged over his alleged role in a college admissions bribery and money laundering scam. The fallout could be significant.
Taxis in Dubai

Abraaj’s partners: where are they now?

While successful buyers are likely to take on a healthy number of mid-level staff, PEI looks at which senior personnel have left and who remains behind.
Sydney Australia

Ex-Francisco partner seeks A$400m for debut Oz tech fund – exclusive

Potentia Capital is expecting to hold an H1 close on Australia’s first dedicated mid-market technology vehicle.
Moscow, Russia

Baring Vostok installs replacement heads as Calvey remains in jail

The firm has temporarily suspended the four detained employees amid a dispute over the transfer of shares from one of its portfolio companies.
Moscow, Russia

Baring Vostok founder and three employees detained in Russia

The four members of one of Russia's oldest private equity firms were detained on Thursday due to a dispute pertaining to retail bank Orient Express, a Baring Vostok portfolio company.
California hill in the Bay Area

CalSTRS may face uphill climb in directs build-out

The Californian pension will consider hiring an additional 12 direct investment professionals at a time when public institutions are finding it hard to draw top talent.
Healthcare sign

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.
Gender divide

Recruitment quotas won’t fix PE’s gender problem

Private equity's diversity issue goes deeper than firms not seeing enough female candidates.

Another Terra Firma exec departs while on fundraising trail

The move follows reports Terra Firma is seeking €3bn for its first commingled buyout fund in 12 years.

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