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PE firms turn to ILPA to boost transparency

Delegates at the CFOs & COOs Forum 2019 said at least 70% of them are being asked by at least some investors to use the ILPA reporting template.

BlackRock: nearly half of institutional investors seek to increase PE exposure

Private equity, real assets, private credit and real estate are set to benefit from a shift away from public equities, according to the asset manager’s latest survey.

How the largest funds jumped in size last year

Most of the 10 largest funds raised last year were significantly larger than the previous fund in that family.

PE fundraising drops in 2018 as GPs eye large hauls this year

Last year firms raised $352bn for the asset class, an almost 26% drop on the previous year, according to preliminary PEI data.

PE report puts AIC on the front foot with new Congress

The industry body aims to show incoming members the benefits private equity can bring at local level.

Performance watch: Silver Lake’s PE funds

An interactive chart mapping returns by net IRR and total-value-to-paid-in across some of the firm's private equity funds.

2019 in Asia: China shapes the region

Asia private equity in 2019 will see a reshaping of dealflow, strong investment activity in China and Japan, and a decrease in capital commitments from Asian insurers.

Story of the year: Impact reaches a tipping point

The strategy feels like it is at a critical juncture as a host of big names jump on the bandwagon.

LPs’ greatest fear is too much money coming into PE

Too much money pursuing too few opportunities across all areas of private equity is investors' main issue, a survey by placement firm Probitas Partners found.
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2018 in Europe: Brexit begins to bite

The UK is no longer the most active private equity market in Europe and some of the country's firms met a cool reception on the fundraising trail.
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