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Hellman & Friedman and Blackstone’s Strategic Partners began transfers of power this year. Other firms should take note of some key elements.
Private equity head David Layton will replace Christoph Rubeli as co-CEO of the Swiss alternative investment manager.
The firm has tapped a navy veteran and leadership guru to serve as confidante to its recently appointed co-chief executives.
Senior partners Laurent de Rosière and Richard Kunzer will co-head the buyout firm’s IR team after Charlie Bott's departure.
Tony James, who joined the firm in 2002, will become executive vice-chairman.
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.
Some of the largest private equity managers have unveiled their transition plans from founder control to the next generation.
There were a few surprises this year, mostly driven by large alternative asset managers such as KKR announcing their succession plans.
CDH Investments was one of China’s first private equity firms. Chairman and founder Wu Shangzhi tells PEI how the market is developing.
As the private equity industry matures, some of its iconic founders are addressing the future of their firms – and how to keep their legacies alive.

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