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The private markets firm expects to raise up to $15bn from LPs this year, lower than its projection in January, due to the impact of covid-19 on new commitments.
PEI H1 2020 fundraising
Funds that closed on more than $5bn in H1 took on average 15 months to do so, longer than in any of the previous five years, according to PEI data.
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Government approval for foreign acquisitions of local companies is harmful to the industry, Spanish PE and VC association president Aquilino Peña told Private Equity International.
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The rules, which came into force on 23 June, will enable the UK government to intervene in foreign takeovers of British companies deemed critical in public health emergencies.
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The factors that make fintechs attractive private equity targets remain unchanged against the drop in volume last year, write Robert Ohrenstein and Jeremy Welch of KPMG.
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As the pace of change technology has triggered in financial services shows no sign of slowing down, GPs give their take on what’s next for the rapidly evolving fintech sector.
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The fintech sector has become fertile hunting ground for VC and private equity investors in recent years, and covid-19 is set to unearth new opportunities in this maturing market.
Public-to-private deals will be difficult to execute in the short term with publicly traded companies having less visibility on revenues, says Investec’s head of PE client group.
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The mid-market firm, founded by Edmund Lazarus and Mark Joseph, has held a one-and-done on its latest vehicle.
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