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GPs with more skin in the game make safer bets – report

GP ownership is a significant factor in risk-taking, according to a study from the Norwegian School of Business and Goethe University Frankfurt.
Pounds

UK pension consolidation is bad news for lower mid-market

With pension pooling, lower mid-market GPs may not see allocations because of size and allocation issues.
money

How to reduce the cost of forex hedging

Michael Slane, co-head of Investec's European Funds group, discusses the heightened need for FX hedging and how private funds can do it without breaking the bank.
Data, automation

UK business media lures PE firms amid Brexit – report

PE firms show strong appetite for UK’s business media and information sector and closed on a record €3.6bn in total enterprise value in the 12 months to March.
PE-backed deals in Europe as of H1 2019, data from PitchBook

Europe PE dealflow slows in H1 as deal sizes grow – report

PE-backed deals in the region fell 22% to €132.6bn due to geopolitical headwinds, according to a report from PitchBook.
Paris, France

Eurazeo Capital closes fourth fund on €2.5bn target

The firm raised about €700m in third-party capital for Eurazeo Capital IV, with the €1.8bn remainder coming from its balance sheet.
International GPs backed more than 80% of private equity deals by volume in Spain during H1 2019

Spain sees record €4bn of deals in H1 – report

International GPs backed more than 80% of deals by volume in first half of 2019, according to a report from industry association ASCRI.
Milan, Italy

Italy’s Wise holds one-and-done on latest fund – exclusive

The lower mid-market firm closed on its €260m hard-cap for its fifth fund after less than two months on the fundraising trail.
Performance

Providence collects close to $8bn in double fundraise

The US manager, which has yet to hold official final closes on its eighth flagship fund and fourth strategic growth fund, is also in market with a Europe growth vehicle.

HarbourVest’s European and EM fund investing head steps down

Kathleen Bacon has moved into a senior advisory position, with Carolina Espinal taking the helm of European primary partnerships.
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