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PE bowing under weight of its own success – Dechert report

Fund manager consolidation, geographic diversification and longer-term funds will become the norm, according to the law firm.

South African VC hots up amid influx of new managers

A flurry of VC activity drove spending up almost 40% last year as investors took advantage of tax-friendly government initiatives.

Emerging Asia private capital fundraising soars to $28bn in H1 2018

Emerging Asia-focused funds raised $6bn more in the first half of 2018 than the previous year, EMPEA data show.

How the world’s largest pension funds allocate their assets

North American pensions have the largest appetite for alternatives while their Asia-Pacific counterparts are the least enthusiastic, according to Willis Towers Watson.

LP capital hangs in commitment limbo

An increasing gap between capital calls and distributions could translate into longer investment periods or fund size reductions, according to a report from eFront.

KKR: ‘Invest behind the rise of Asian millennials’

People born between 1981 and 1996, particularly in China, will dominate the global labour force and consumer markets over the next two decades.

KKR deal highlights allure of Taiwanese PE

Energy policy developments and global firms returning to the Asian nation could be a boon for deal activity.

How Carlyle’s $18.5bn raise compares with its peers

Fund VII is 42% larger than Carlyle's previous flagship, a $13bn 2013-vintage.

Fundraising slowdown? Don’t believe it for a second

What fund close data tells us about the market – and what it leaves out.

Carry and hurdles in three charts

A growing number of GPs have moved past the 20% carry and 8% hurdle norms, according to a survey by MJ Hudson.

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