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25 November 2015

Ex-3i IR head Cosijn to become new LPEQ chief executive

Douwe Cosijn International listed private equity association LPEQ has named ex-3i investor relations head Douwe Cosijn as its next CEO starting in January.

12 November 2015

PE’s ‘hands-on approach’ ideal for unlocking ‘huge untapped potential’ of transition markets: EBRD $

photo Private equity accounts for just a fraction of investments in the so-called transition markets at the moment but there is a huge untapped future potential there, the EBRD's latest Transition Report shows.

9 November 2015

Global industry body ILPA names OTPP director Carmichael as board chair

Tanya Carmichael Global industry membership body the Institutional Limited Partners Association has named Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan director Tanya Carmichael as the chair of its board of directors.

22 October 2015

SV Life Sciences picked to manage $100m dementia treatment fund

dependent-100345_640 Specialist venture capital firm SV Life Sciences has been hired to manage a new $100m investment fund aimed at supporting and developing novel treatments for dementia.

20 October 2015

China still has infra potential despite ‘media sensation’ over country’s problems $

sunset-952629_1920 China has potential to be an exciting hub of new infrastructure opportunities despite "media sensation" that the country is in a "horrible state", IFC Emerging Asia Fund co-head Andrew Yee has told AltAssets.

20 October 2015

Smaller GPs struggling to attract LPs due to competition, says exec $

race Smaller funds are facing increasing competition to land commitments from investors but can survive with a differentiated strategy according to Cebile Capital's Sunaina Sinha.

19 October 2015

Dunedin latest firm to join global mid-market PE group

world-549425_1920 Mid-market UK private equity house Dunedin has joined a group of peers from the US and Western Europe in an initiative to share knowledge and help increase international portfolio company exits.

16 October 2015

“Market correction” due for private equity industry amid pre-crisis similarities $

vivian liu-crop-u11307 The increasingly hot private equity market is showing strong similarities to the pre-financial crisis industry and a "market correction" is due, M&G investment management senior associate Vivian Lu has told AltAssets

15 October 2015

Top quartile performance key to generating value for LPs, AltAssets Infra Forum panelists say $

meeting-room-10270_1280 Targeting the top 25 per cent of performers is an essential requisite for LPs to pick up real value from their infrastructure investments.

14 October 2015

Old-school tactics can give GPs an edge in current infra market $

euro-447209_1920 As the infrastructure investment market continues to evolve GPs are having to be flexible to outweigh competition - somewhere experience is playing a crucial role.

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