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European LPs bullish on PE while North Americans pull back – report

Investors in Europe are seeking to broaden their portfolios in the next 12 months through new GP relationships, according to research from Rede Partners.

Asia PE winners take (nearly) all – Bain report

A winner-take-all dynamic dominated Asia private equity in 2018, which could mean a significant number of funds face hard times this year, according to the latest report from Bain & Company.

LPs could push harder in negotiating with GPs – report

Private equity investors focus only on very simple negotiating points such as fees and structure, according to a survey by eFront.

Growth investing set to take off in 2019

Blackstone is the latest manager to launch a strategy targeting companies that are still in the growth stage.

PE firms to create senior tech roles within 5 years – survey

Disruptive technology such as AI, blockchain and robotics will drive the appointment of senior tech leaders in the industry, according to an Intertrust survey.

Faster deployment doesn’t help investments perform well

There is an inverse correlation between capital deployed during the first year of a fund’s investment period and its eventual performance, according to research by eFront.

Management fees remain a sticking point

Fees remain a bone of contention for limited partners as fund sizes continue to grow

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