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BC Partners’ Wautier on how to make LPs ‘super happy’

Giving LPs direct exposure to assets via partial exits is a trend set to continue, according to Jean-Baptiste Wautier, the firm's investment committee chairman.

Why carry makes up only 2% of EQT’s revenue

Only a tiny proportion of the giant listed firm's €40bn assets under management is paying carried interest.
Michael Moore, director general, BVCA

BVCA’s Moore: ‘PE needs to tell its story smarter and better’

Private equity needs to show its economic, social and public value more, says Michael Moore, director general of the UK industry body.

Schroders addresses liquidity constraint in latest PE offering

Schroder GAIA II Specialist Private Equity Fund will allow LPs with a minimum investment of $50,000 to back PE investments in small and mid-sized businesses.

Three firms changing the PE landscape: Eurazeo

Once described as a ‘sleepy outpost’, this listed French firm is hungry for acquisitions and has international expansion in its crosshairs.
London

Caledonia seeks longer-term deals in UK with directs unit

The UK-listed firm, which owns a stake in multi-family office Stonehage Fleming, plans to make three investments every two years via its rebranded direct investment unit.

OpEx Awards: EMEA overview

Geographic expansion was central to the strategies of all three companies.
Retirement savings

High fees hinder DC schemes’ push into growth and VC – report

Management charges need to be lowered to unlock large-scale defined contribution schemes’ investment, according to the British Business Bank and Oliver Wyman.
Vianney de Leudeville, British Business Investments

How the UK’s development bank plans to back VC and growth managers

Vianney de Leudeville of British Business Investments discusses why the development bank subsidiary is seeding fund of funds managers.
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