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BC Partners: investors should be able to ignore GP-led processes

Head of IR management Laura Coquis said including a status quo option was vital to the success of the BC Partners' GP-led process.

Terra Firma’s King: Brexit is disrupting business

Brexit is a large contributor to challenges that have plagued Terra Firma’s portfolio company Four Seasons Health Care, he said at a PEI conference in New York.

Carlyle, Oppenheimer JV expands access to private credit

The JV, which will target retail investors, will start operations next year, with Kamal Bhatia and Mark Jenkins as its co-heads.

Prudential on fees, credit lines and co-investment

The insurer's head of alternatives is a fan of private equity, but wants to put the capital to work on his own terms.

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.

A sensible Brexit, not soft or hard

Nick Campsie, a private equity investor and former Remain campaigner, on the unhelpful terminology of the UK’s negotiations to leave the EU.

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.

USS staffs up to hunt for ‘low risk’ PE assets

The £60bn UK pension fund believes it can deliver ‘deliver superior after-cost risk-adjusted returns’ by going direct.

Apax pulls GP-led deal

The buyout firm is no longer proceeding with its proposal to move assets from Apax Europe VII into a continuation vehicle, sister title Secondaries Investor has learned.

The ultimate deal mechanic

What’s right for one portfolio company may not be right for another, but there are several common operational levers private equity firms can employ to jump-start growth and enhance returns.