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In search of the rainmakers

Talented individuals can still make the difference in the world of private equity fundraising.

Placement agents follow direct investing shift

LPs’ increased interest in direct investing is an opportunity for placement agents to diversify their revenue streams.

Ask a fundraiser

Your capital raise hits a major roadblock  — what should you do? The experts on some well-known industry nightmares.

The Rainmaker 50

Who has the power to turn an investor 'no' into a 'yes'? Who got first-time funds off the ground? Presenting PEI's list of the most influential fundraisers in private equity today.

Looking back: Top people moves of 2017

There were a few surprises this year, mostly driven by large alternative asset managers such as KKR announcing their succession plans.

Apollo lowers placement fees with Fund IX

The alternative asset manager paid $3.5m in placement fees for its $24.7bn ninth vehicle, lower than what it paid for Fund VIII.
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Cebile Capital opens New York office

The placement agent and advisory firm has hired UBS veteran Steven Westerback as head of the Americas.

Fund restructuring without friction

Credit Suisse’s Jonathan Abecassis responds to PEI’s assessment of GP-led fund restructurings and the need for a genuine ‘do-nothing’ option for LPs.

Eaton Partners plants flag in New York – exclusive

The new office – the placement agent’s ninth globally – will facilitate the firm’s increasing work in the secondaries advisory space.

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