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Terra Firma fundraise hits the skids

Investors want to see how the firm performs on a deal-by-deal basis before they will consider committing to a blind-pool vehicle, PEI understands.

SYZ leans towards distressed targets with new private markets unit

The Swiss banking group will seek up to €200m for a vehicle targeting primary fund commitments, directs and secondaries opportunities across private equity, debt and real estate.

‘Best practices’ guide aims to boost Spanish LP capital in private equity

Spain's private equity and venture capital association wants to make it easier for the country's institutional investors to access the asset class with its first guidance publication.

UK’s Mayfair races towards £650m hard-cap – exclusive

Mayfair Equity Partners is eyeing the final close on its second fund after around nine months of fundraising.

Europe mid-market roundtable: Mega in the middle

The European mid-market has taken on many of the characteristics of the large-cap space of old, but – say our panel – retains its most important differentiator: the scope for outperformance.

Partners Group ‘more neutral’ towards PE as valuations affect appeal

The firm has downgraded its allocation to certain segments of the market, including European and US mid-caps, according to its latest Private Markets Navigator update.

What a dwindling DH says about private equity today

DH Private Equity Partners' departure is at odds with a vibrant fundraising environment.

How to navigate key regulatory issues in French private equity

Stiff penalties apply to GPs eyeing deals in France who do not comply with rules around foreign investment and obtaining merger clearance, according to law firm Franklin.

Another Terra Firma exec departs while on fundraising trail

The move follows reports Terra Firma is seeking €3bn for its first commingled buyout fund in 12 years.

Public pensions double PE commitments in 2018

Institutions in the US and UK made 737 commitments to the asset class between Q1 and Q3, compared with 314 during this period last year, according to eVestment data.

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