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Toby Mitchenall

Toby Mitchenall is the Senior Editor for private equity at PEI Media. He is responsible for and regular contributor to the private equity coverage across Private Equity International, Secondaries Investor and private funds management and is based in PEI’s London office. Toby was previously a consultant advising private equity firms on marketing and public relations.
The energy investor has raised its largest fund ever at $3.5bn after around nine months of fundraising. The fund was strongly backed by US public pensions.
The $18bn gatekeeper has hired Eric Warner to spearhead its fundraising and investor relations activity, as it nears a first close on its debut real assets fund.
The Swiss giant’s global expansion continues. New York-based Karin Hallin will head up a new office in São Paolo, Brazil.
The firm’s latest MENA vehicle, the first of its kind, opens up certain sectors for Gulf-based LPs in Carlyle’s $500m MENA fund.
A final draft of the AIFM directive is close to agreement and its latest form is ‘something the industry can work with’, according to the head of EVCA.
Tom Sikorski has left the energy-focused private equity giant and is understood to be planning a new venture.
Zug-based Partners Group is building up its team to deploy its largest ever pool of direct investment capital. The firm specialises in private equity, infrastructure, real estate and debt.
Infrastructure doyen Vito Gambarale and private equity veteran Carlo Mammola have joined forces with Berger, Lahnstein and Middelhoff to raise €250m for the Italian mid-market.
Matthew Hudson, formerly of SJ Berwin and Coller Capital, has founded a law firm which will charge fees based on clients’ success rather than billable hours.
Two of Eaton Partners’ former European fundraisers have set up London-based placement agent Threadmark.

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