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GTCR in five charts

Following the close of the Chicago-based firm’s largest-ever fund on $5.25bn, Private Equity International takes a look at GTCR’s performance and strategy.

Cohen: 2020 will be impact investing ‘tipping point’

The Apax and Bridges co-founder wants 100 pension funds and endowments to allocate 5-10 percent of their assets to impact investing.

Salary cuts bite European private capital execs

Some 15% of private capital executives saw a decrease in their year-on-year base salary in 2017, significantly higher than the 1% who reported a similar change last year.

French LPs drive 30% fundraising surge

Domestic LPs demonstrated a strong increase in appetite for French private equity in H1, with commitments climbing to €5.4bn from €3.2bn a year ago, according to a report.

Listed giants continue to grow fee-generating AUM

The seven listed managers rated by Fitch hold almost 20% of dry powder available to invest in alternatives.

Mega deals fuel Japan private equity

Foreign private equity firms armed with the capital are betting big on carve-out opportunities in Japan, a Bain & Co. report revealed.

IT exit multiples drop

The sector remained the third most expensive in EMEA, behind only real estate and financials.

Dealmaking struggles to keep pace amid fundraising boom

Fundraising figures for this year are starting to resemble 2007; less so for transaction numbers.

7 ESG insights from the Responsible Investing Forum

LPs are going to ask more of their managers when it comes to data gathering and reporting, the PEI Responsible Investment Forum in Berlin heard.

US endowments in five charts

Harvard Management Company and University of Virginia have both admitted to being disappointed with their endowment returns following a challenging period for such investors.