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MidRail claims the Swiss firm has been 'unjustly enriched' at its expense through 'exploitation of MidRail's confidential information'.
Private Equity International’s LP Perspectives Survey quizzed 146 institutional investors to ascertain where they stand on Elizabeth Warren’s proposals.
diversity ESG
You don’t often hear of an investor point-blank refusing to engage with a manager on the grounds of a lack of diversity. But that’s exactly what delegates heard from a GP at the Women in Private Equity Forum, held in London in November. The GP had presented its latest fund offering to a Nordic state […]
Telecommunications
Andrew Claerhout is joining the NY-based private equity firm, which has exposure to telecoms and digital infrastructure, as it looks to launch a broader infra strategy.
Apollo's James Zelter
Top executives including Howard Marks and James Zelter expressed concern at last week's PDI Forum about political change and the risk of private equity being ‘squashed’.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade
Blackstone’s modest $200m first close in 2010 was vastly overshadowed by the $14bn it raised for its relaunched vehicle in 2019. Now KKR, Carlyle and Apollo are also eyeing the asset class hungrily. 
Stephen Schwarzman took a position early on in the firm’s development that modest goals and bold ones required similar effort to achieve. So why not aim high?
New York
Blackstone Capital Partners VIII has eclipsed Apollo Global Management's ninth flagship fund to claim the title.
GP commitment
GP ownership is a significant factor in risk-taking, according to a study from the Norwegian School of Business and Goethe University Frankfurt.
Chart, decline
The share of PE firms that removed the hurdle rate doubled in 2019, while only 60% of funds are sticking with the standard 8% preferred return.
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