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Full disclosure and fairness opinions are the best ways to mitigate potential conflicts of interest in stapled deals.
Private equity assets under administration, a category that includes private debt, jumped 18% to $2.29trn in 2017.
The UK will lose its status as the second most attractive destination for private equity investors after Brexit, says a business school report.
The Swiss investor posted its largest ever fee income last year, but its performance fee pool was down by one-third despite overall performance fee growth.
Co-ordinating large subscription lines for mega-funds presents a unique set of challenges, write Debevoise & Plimpton’s Thomas Smith and Felix Paterson.
The results of an LP-led audit into the Abraaj Growth Markets Health Fund could have wide ramifications.
Alexandra Poe, a private funds partner in the corporate practice of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed in New York, tells pfm about how she ended up in private equity law and the best week of her life
The $20bn US pension is also considering carving out a new allocation for debt investments.

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