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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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    FFL Beats Goal for Fund IV; Garners Over $2B

    Middle-market PE firm FFL Capital Partners completed fundraising for FFL Capital Partners IV at more than $2B, with commitments of $500M more than it was seeking.

    June 23, 2015
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    What Are PE Investors Thinking?

    In a recent research paper, Steven Kaplan of the University of Chicago, along with two other researchers, gained some insights into the inner workings of PE firms and the strategies of their founders.

    June 16, 2015
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    Family Offices are ‘Unique Beasts’

    Family offices do not have a uniform appetite for private equity, say experts from Tangent Capital Partners and the Family Office Association.

    May 27, 2015
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    HGGC Raises Fund II Without Namesakes

    Middle-market firm HGGC hadn’t raised a fund since 2008. The firm’s CEO, Rich Lawson, discusses its recent fundraise, done in a different environment and after the departure of both its original namesakes, Bob Gay and Jon Huntsman Sr.

    April 20, 2015
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    CPPIB and Northleaf Get a Little Closer

    The Canadian pension giant commits another large amount of capital to maple leaf private equity.

    March 24, 2015
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    Coming to (Fundraise in) America

    Three private equity fundraising experts explain what non-US general partners need to understand about the vast US market

    March 3, 2015
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    North American PE Energy Funds Hit Peak in 2014

    In 2014, there were the most North American PE energy-focused funds in the market since 2005, according to PitchBook data. Privcap asked Jeff Eaton of Eaton Partners about the fundraising environment in 2014 and what’s ahead for 2015.

    December 17, 2014
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    Baird’s New Products Operating Partner

    Privcap speaks to Scott Hoffman about why he joined the private equity firm after a 28-year career in industrial products

    After spending nearly three decades at an industrial products company, including running four global businesses, Scott Hoffman made the leap to private equity operating partner.

    It was an easy decision for him to move to…

    December 9, 2014
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    Staying Calm Amid Oil Price Volatility

    Jeff Eaton of Eaton Partners is urging other limited partners not to panic about investing in the oil and gas sector amid price volatility. He explains why he remains bullish on fundraising.

    October 28, 2014
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    U.S. Oil & Gas Fundraising Calms Down

    A statistical look at oil and gas private equity fundraising in the U.S.

    August 20, 2014
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    EnCap’s Recent Fundraise: $3B in Four Months

    EnCap Investments targets opportunities in the unquestionably hot midstream and upstream oil and gas sector. Chuck Bauer, the firm’s head of IR, tells Privcap about its latest fundraising—a $3B midstream fund that hit its hard cap in four months.

    June 24, 2014
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    Public Pensions Band Together for Lower Fees

    When Pantheon was chosen as the manager of an innovative fund-of-funds platform for public pension plans in California—including the Orange County Employees Retirement System—it meant significant fee savings and a new way to access PE for smaller systems

    June 17, 2014
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    Brazil Funds Gaining Strength

    Data on the performance of Brazilian private equity is thin, but Spectra-Insper says it has evidence of recent momentum.

    April 9, 2014
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    Maximizing IRR

    Grabbing deals is often a focus for GPs, but many do not focus on optimizing the performance of the fund. Common missteps can cost funds precious points of IRR, experts tell Privcap.

    April 9, 2014
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    Making Co-investment Work

    The popularity of co-investment—investing alongside managers rather than in their funds—is soaring. LPs want in on the action. One reason is the availability of low-fee and no-fee structures. Another is the chance for LPs to get better control of investments. But with reward comes risk.

    April 9, 2014
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    The 2004 Vintage

    Launched several years before a massive downturn, vintage-year 2004 is—unsurprisingly—a lackluster performer. But our experts say investors did well compared to other asset classes.

    April 9, 2014
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    What Colombia’s Second-Largest LP Wants

    In an interview with Omar Rueda Galvis of Protección, he focuses on more private equity and fewer GPs.

    April 9, 2014
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