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5 October 2015

Co-investments double-edged sword for LP-GP relationship $

handshake deal Co-investments are gaining in popularity with limited partners (LPs) and general partners (GPs) alike but they could bear risks, according to panelists at the Women’s Private Equity Network Summit.

2 October 2015

Communication key to a good LP-GP relationship, WPEN 2015 panelists say $

Anne Fossemalle The evolving relationship between LPs and GPs remained one of the most discussed topics at the second annual Women in Private Equity Network (WPEN) summit earlier this week.

10 September 2015

Politics still stymying emerging market infra deals, says Aberdeen AM’s Cohen $

Gershon Cohen LP investors looking at the eye-watering costs of infrastructure entities in established, ‘first world’’ global markets might be forgiven for wondering why so few desirable opportunities are being offered up in infra-starved parts of the world.

3 September 2015

Limited Partners’ trade group calls for more uniform PE reporting

magnifying glass pixabay The Institutional Limited Partners Association, which represents more than 300 pension funds and other private equity fund investors globally, is launching an effort to establish "more robust and consistent standards for fee and expense reporting and compliance disclosures among investors, fund managers and their advisers".

19 August 2015

Secondaries, FoF returns fall in Q1 2015

wallet Returns from secondaries funds fell in the first quarter of 2015 to a pooled net IRR of 1.05 per cent, down from 2.04 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014, new research shows.

6 August 2015

Morgan Stanley closes global North Haven RE fund on $1.7bn, begins to deploy

Olivier-de-Poulpiquet Morgan Stanley said on Wednesday that investors have committed around $1.7bn to North Haven Real Estate Fund VIII Global, its eighth and latest direct investment real estate fund.

27 July 2015

Aberdeen’s Gershon Cohen: The ‘global infrastructure deficit’ and other major infra challenges $

Gershon Cohen Gershon Cohen is the head of Aberdeen Asset Management’s infrastructure funds business. He came to Aberdeen last year, after it acquired the Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and SWIP's infrastructure fund management business, which Cohen has led since its inception.

13 July 2015

KKR’s Jesús Olmos reveals strategy for new $3.1bn Infrastructure II fund $

Jesus Olmos, KKR Infra As the world's holders of infrastructure assets were still digesting the news that KKR had raised $3.1bn to spend on the asset class, one of the private equity house's infrastructure co-heads told AltAssets the company's shopping list would hold few if any surprises, in terms of asset types.

10 July 2015

Secondaries remains important hedge for LPs despite low returns, fall in pricing $

profile-sunaina2 Despite senior secondaries practitioners expecting to achieve pre-leverage returns below 13 per cent, the market is still important to LPs according to Cebile Capital’s Sunaina Sinha.

8 July 2015

3i Infrastructure, AMP Capital acquire offshore oil rig servicing biz ESVAGT

oil-rig-464816-m FTSE 250-listed 3i Infrastructure is joining forces with Australia's AMP Capital to buy Denmark's ESVAGT, a business which specialises in servicing offshore oil and gas rigs, from the giant Danish shipping company, Maersk.

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