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DOWNLOAD: Crucial questions for impact investors

Examine five key issues for impact investors, ranging from whether there is a sufficient opportunity set to what returns LPs might expect to receive.

Q1 fundraising: a record start for growth equity

Funds focused on the strategy closed on almost $25bn in the first quarter of this year, the best such period for growth equity since at least 2008.
Asset management

Morgan Stanley: asset managers must embrace private markets

Traditional revenue sources for asset managers are expected to decline over the next five years.

SWFs follow ‘leaders’ Temasek and GIC in tech investing – report

Sovereign wealth funds are growing exposure to early-stage investments following Singaporean investors GIC and Temasek’s 'enormous push' in the sector.
The DACH region

DACH and French LPs grow keen on co-investments

Institutional investors are trying to do whatever they can to reduce gross-to-net spreads or reduce overall private equity fees to boost performance, according to research by Rede Partners.

India’s buyout market hots up

Firms completed at least $5.8bn of private equity, infrastructure and real assets buyouts last year, more than the previous four years combined, according to EMPEA data.
Public markets

Take-privates are back on the menu

Public-to-private deals reached their highest level since before the global financial crisis last year as private market valuations prompted buyers to seek value elsewhere.

Performance watch: Carlyle’s PE funds

PEI revisits its performance watch series with updated fund data from the Q4 earnings season.

Private markets now ‘required’ in the portfolio – report

They are moving into the mainstream, with investors considering them a core part of their portfolios, according to McKinsey's latest report.
Succession

On the minds of GPs: succession fears

Nearly one-third of professionals anticipate a succession-led key person event at their firm in the next five years, according to research by Investec.

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