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    How to Win in the Secondaries Market

    A conversation about competition, leverage, and relationship dynamics in the secondaries market.

    February 24, 2016
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    How Good Is Your Energy Deal? Depends on the Play

    A recent study shows that certain oil and gas plays are benefiting from big cost reductions in production. This should cheer some PE players who have not shied away from the E&P sector.

    February 10, 2016
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    How Reducing Managers Can Reduce Returns

    LPs say they want to reduce the number of GP relationships, but a flood of capital is making it harder. Eaton Partners’ Jeff Eaton explains.

    February 1, 2016
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    Is Africa’s PE Fundraising Frenzy Sustainable?

    Private equity funds in Africa raised a record amount of capital in 2015—51 percent more than the previous year. This is largely due to its growing middle class and the increasing need for more resources.

    January 26, 2016
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    Ex-ADIA Pro: Passive Co-Investing a ‘Fool’s Errand’

    The former head of private equity at one of the largest investors in the world says he questions the resource-light approach to co-investing.

    January 11, 2016
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    PE Fund Sizes Get Even Larger in 2015

    Private equity funds based in North America have decreased in number since 2014, yet grown in size. Privcap takes a look at 2015’s fundraising data compiled by Preqin.

    December 15, 2015
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    Comvest Hot Out of the Gate After Fund V Close

    The Florida-based firm closed its latest fund in October and is already putting capital to work, says partner Roger Marrero.

    December 2, 2015
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    PE Energy Fundraising Remains Resilient

    As of the end of October, there were 30 global energy-focused private equity funds closed. While that is down from the 50 funds closed in the boom year of 2013, the amount of capital raised so far in 2015 that’s been earmarked for energy beats each of the past five years.

    November 17, 2015
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    Specialization Helps Lovell Minnick’s Latest Fund

    Lovell Minnick recently closed its fourth fund at $750M in commitments. Managing director Bob Belke discusses the firm’s focus on financial services companies, its hands-on growth strategy, and plans for adding value to investments.

    November 17, 2015
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    Silversmith on its $460M First-time Fund

    Boston-based Silversmith Capital’s first-time fund raised $460M, exceeding its fundraising goal by 30 percent. Managing partner Jim Quagliaroli discusses how he and his partners tapped into their network for their first successful fundraise.

    October 27, 2015
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    Venturing Back to Iran

    The list of countries off-limits to private equity investment recently grew shorter by one: Iran. Forward-thinking investors are emboldened by the recent nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions.

    October 8, 2015
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    How to Effectively Benchmark PE Performance

    Three experts discuss how private equity investors use—and should use—benchmarking against a public alternative to assess their investment programs

    October 5, 2015
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    How the IRS Fee Waiver Crackdown Affects PE

    In July, the IRS issued a proposed rule change meant to stifle supposed abuses of how private equity fund management fees are claimed for taxes. Vinson & Elkins’ David Peck says it’s a hot topic, and the outcome of the proposal is anyone’s guess.

    September 16, 2015
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    What LPs Want in Today’s Energy Funds

    Jeff Eaton of Eaton Partners explains what LPs are looking for in energy funds in the current market, and why it’s important for GPs to differentiate themselves.

    September 15, 2015
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    The Rise of the Pledge Fund in Energy

    Smaller GPs that enter the energy market without a strong track record or name recognition often have difficulty raising blind-pool funds. Mark Proctor of Vinson & Elkins says these emerging managers are increasingly turning to a pledge fund structure.

    September 1, 2015
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    True Green Closes Oversubscribed Fund II

    The Connecticut-based firm exceeded the $100M target for its second fund focused on distributed commercial solar power, says managing partner Panos Ninios.

    August 25, 2015
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    Seeking Profits With a Purpose

    Turner Impact Capital’s Bobby Turner established the Turner MultiFamily Impact Fund to invest in affordable housing for the working class, with an eye toward market-rate returns.

    July 21, 2015
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    ARC Closes Fund 8 in Hot Canadian Energy Market

    The first PE manager to focus exclusively on Canada’s oil and gas sector recently closed its eighth fund. ARC’s Nancy Smith explains why this fundraise was its fastest yet.

    July 13, 2015
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