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PEI Media acquires PEHub, Buyouts, VCJ and PartnerConnect

The assets are part of a US-focused subscription-led information and events portfolio PEI has purchased from Simplify Compliance Holdings.

Swimming against the carry tax tide

While the rest of the world is nudging up the tax payable on carried interest, Hong Kong is mulling a move the other way.

Brookfield agrees to buy 62% of Oaktree

The deal will allow Oaktree to operate independently, though Brookfield intends to build up its stake.

ANALYSIS: Healthcare investing is ‘not for the faint-hearted’

An ageing population coupled with government budgetary constraints provide strong fundamentals. But while infra investors might be better custodians than PE, we find they should do a thorough check-up before diving in.
Gender divide

Recruitment quotas won’t fix PE’s gender problem

Private equity's diversity issue goes deeper than firms not seeing enough female candidates.

A prolonged government shutdown could upend private deals

There are no signs President Trump and Congress are closing in on an agreement over the budget to resume work, and the shutdown comes at a time when the stock and bond markets have experienced volatility under the spectre of rising interest rates.

Saudi Aramco taps Skandia exec to lead PE unit – exclusive

Jonas Nyquist, most recently head of private equity and infrastructure at the Swedish life insurer, will head a team at the oil and gas giant's fund management subsidiary.

Former Abraaj partner: How to mitigate against GP ‘sharp practice’

Ahmed Badreldin, former head of MENA for The Abraaj Group, writes for PEI about his thoughts for LPs on fund due diligence lessons and investor safeguards.

CDPQ launches $3bn JV to hold assets for up to 15 years

The Canadian pension has teamed with Generation Investment Management and will target companies with strong ESG attributes.

Blackstone hires CDC’s head of infra to lead new MENA power sector venture

The New York-based manager is launching Zarou through Blackstone Energy Partners, with Sameh Shenouda to head up the new company.
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