Carmela Mendoza is a senior reporter for Private Equity International based in London. She first joined PEI in Hong Kong in 2015 and covered Asia. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, she previously worked for a digital agency in Singapore focused on government websites and publications covering business, trade and industry, transport, and social development.
The growth of secondaries and the realities of the market amid the pandemic have forced more flexibility into the classic PE fund model, according to a survey by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.
The firm reported $6.4bn of realized proceeds in the first quarter, driven by exit activity in its Europe, Asia and US buyout funds, as well as AlpInvest and financial services, according to its earnings results on Thursday.