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Lyceum relaunches with new fund and new name – exclusive

The UK mid-market firm's senior team has raised a £200m fund to invest in European tech and business services, with backers including Pantheon and Idinvest.

Lessons for a smooth succession plan

Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone’s Strategic Partners began transfers of power this year. Other firms should take note of some key elements.

Partners Group enacts succession plan

Private equity head David Layton will replace Christoph Rubeli as co-CEO of the Swiss alternative investment manager.

Carlyle brings in the big guns to advise co-CEOs

The firm has tapped a navy veteran and leadership guru to serve as confidante to its recently appointed co-chief executives.

BC’s fundraising veteran Bott to retire – exclusive

Senior partners Laurent de Rosière and Richard Kunzer will co-head the buyout firm’s IR team after Charlie Bott's departure.

Blackstone’s Gray moves to president, COO in leadership shuffle

Tony James, who joined the firm in 2002, will become executive vice-chairman.

Japan’s business succession wave creates buying opportunities for J-STAR

Mid-market firm J-STAR has invested over $130m across a string of succession-led deals as more Japanese companies pass the reins to private equity managers.

Trends of the Year: Succession, succession, everywhere

Some of the largest private equity managers have unveiled their transition plans from founder control to the next generation.

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.

Privately Speaking with CDH’s Wu Shangzhi

CDH Investments was one of China’s first private equity firms. Chairman and founder Wu Shangzhi tells PEI how the market is developing.

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