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RPMI Railpen, Alaska and Kuwait launch fund-of-funds Capital Constellation

$700m joint venture will be managed by Kuwaiti investment firm Wafra


EQT hits €10.75bn hard-cap on flagship in less than six months

One-and-done fund nearly 60% larger than predecessor

eFront integrates PitchBook data into Insight platform

Collaboration will provide benchmarking data for clients



All-in on alignment

Source of capital fuelling GP commit growth sparks GP/LP alignment debate

IK Investment Partners ‘one and done’ on €550m second small-cap fund

In-house raise saw fund oversubscribed within weeks and solely through existing LPs

Augentius: PE largely unharmed by Brexit fallout

Most firms worldwide unscathed for now but regulation woes strongest in Europe, survey finds

Pantheon continues hiring spree with Mallis appointment

Justin Mallis joins the firm’s London client service team

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Beechbrook sets up shop in Ireland

UK-headquartered SME lender hires two to lead office meant to ensure post-Brexit EU access

Mifid II update: FCA versus SEC

Reed Smith’s Adrian Brown and Don Andrews compare Mifid II implementation from either sides of the pond

Jersey AIFs keep up momentum

Island’s private placement regime posts growth as UK GPs brace for post-Brexit cut-off

Essling Capital closes second co-investment fund

Second vehicle closes on €115m and may be followed by successor this or next year

With offices in Paris, French GP Siparex has just closed its fourth mid-market fund

The ESG due diligence dilemma

Is private equity courting disaster by screening ESG risks only at the last minute?

Pantheon adds four to global investment committee

New committee partners drawn from London, San Francisco and New York


Ardian continues Asia expansion with Tokyo office

Japanese capital is the fund-of-funds’ third office in Asia Pacific


Pollen Street’s third fund breaks £400m mark

Newly closed PSC III breaks £350m target it launched with in 2015


Blackstone in operational renewal

Jon Gray to replace Tony James as president and COO after spending entire career at firm


HgCapital promotes Andrew Jessop to partner

Jessop takes on responsibility for operations at Hg


ATP targets fewer and larger allocations with €800m fund-of-funds

Pension plan’s GP, ATP Private Equity Partners, closes sixth fund