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Kenneth Kencel, whose firm Churchill Financial was acquired by Carlyle in 2011, resigned from his post as president but will remain on the investment committee until June next year.
PEI's forthcoming sister title, Private Debt Investor, chaired a roundtable hosted by ICG in London just over a month ago to discuss the burgeoning market for alternative debt financing providers.
Private equity firms need to 'earn their place in our portfolio', Sandra Robertson, chief investment officer of Oxford University Endowment Management, told delegates at the BVCA summit in London on Thursday.
Mercapital chairman Javier Loizaga tells PE Manager why his firm’s merger with peer N+1 is both a 'defensive and offensive' measure.
At a time of significant private equity rulemaking, the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has announced a raft of senior appointments.
Following the death of co-founder Nigel Doughty earlier this year, the European private firm will soon begin fundraising with an employee trust element to its ownership structure.
There has been a pronounced increase in the number of dividend recapitalisations as firms seek alternative means to realise value from their investments, according to a Moody’s report.
Sister publication Private Equity International is launching its first Awards for Operational Excellence, recognising the industry's most accomplished operators who are helping to build better businesses.
Combining the differing skillsets of operational and dealmaking executives is the key challenge facing private equity firms in today’s marketplace, argued panellists at the PEI Operating Partners’ Forum.
EVCA’s newly-elected chairman Vincenzo Morelli stressed to delegates at PEI’s Operating Partners’ Forum the need to focus on top-line growth and working in partnership with management.

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