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The ‘real’ story behind fees and their evolution were among topics we discussed in Sacramento recently with CalSTRS’ head of private equity, Margot Wirth.
It’s time to move beyond just talking about ESG and get specific on implementation, Volkert Doeksen told delegates at Private Equity International’s Responsible Investment Forum.
The EU’s proposed ‘financial transaction’ and ‘financial activities’ taxes were intended for the banking sector, but private equity deals and remuneration could fall under their scope, writes Amanda Janis.
From an investigation into ties with sovereign funds to the looming investment advisor registration deadline, the SEC has made clear it will continue to monitor private equity firms closely. But whether or not it has sufficient resources to do so has industry insiders – and even a former SEC chairman – more than a little bit anxious.
The Abu Dhabi-backed investment group will pour $500m more into the global private equity firm, which it will use to further expand its business lines.
Apax has reportedly beat out rival private equity consortiums to become the exclusive bidder on the world’s fourth-largest employer, which has grown considerably under private ownership.
Veteran European fundraiser Elizabeth O’Reilly has left the French firm for KKR, as the listed giant continues to strengthen its IR team.
After a lacklustre 2009, the secondaries market is marking a return to (booming) business as usual, finds Amanda Janis.
The European company has taken control of Turkey’s Hedef for a reported £100m, in ‘the first of a number of acquisitions’, according to chairman Stefano Pessina.
Some LPs mistakenly think they’re committing to outperforming managers, according to a recent white paper.