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Tikehau adds Nomura vet, Citigroup fundraiser to senior ranks

Paris-based Tikehau has set targets to substantially boost its assets under management and the operating profits of its asset management arm by 2022.
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AP4’s alternatives head on the three ESG areas GPs need to improve on

Jenny Askfelt Ruud, head of alternative investments at the €35bn Swedish pension fund, says GPs need better strategic angles when it comes to sustainable investing.

Want to raise money from Europeans? It’s about to get harder

Revisions to AIFMD are going to make reverse solicitation more difficult without a passport, writes lawyer Matija Repolusk.

How Equistone kept a lid on its fundraise while tapping new LPs

A heady fundraising environment buoyed the firm’s efforts to build new LP relationships for Fund VI, but created a headache when it came to whittling down allocations.

Permira’s Potter to drive BVCA diversity agenda

Cheryl Potter has taken over as chair of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, the third woman to hold the role since 1983.

Nordic Capital head of capital markets departs – exclusive

Mark Bulmer, an 11-year veteran of the European private equity stalwart, has decided to resign to explore new opportunities.
The DACH region

DACH and French LPs grow keen on co-investments

Institutional investors are trying to do whatever they can to reduce gross-to-net spreads or reduce overall private equity fees to boost performance, according to research by Rede Partners.
European commission

European insurers given private equity boost after regulation tweak

The European Commission has reduced the amount of capital insurers must set aside to manage the perceived risks for some long-term equities.

PODCAST: Extending your platform beyond PE

BC Partners' Nikos Stathopoulos gives us a run down on what it is like making the move from private equity into private credit and real estate, in this 10-minute podcast.
Public markets

Take-privates are back on the menu

Public-to-private deals reached their highest level since before the global financial crisis last year as private market valuations prompted buyers to seek value elsewhere.

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