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Toby Mitchenall

Toby Mitchenall is the Senior Editor for private equity at PEI Media. He is responsible for and regular contributor to the private equity coverage across Private Equity International, Secondaries Investor and private funds management and is based in PEI’s London office. Toby was previously a consultant advising private equity firms on marketing and public relations.

Altius recruits IR head for real assets push

The $18bn gatekeeper has hired Eric Warner to spearhead its fundraising and investor relations activity, as it nears a first close on its debut real assets fund.

Partners opens in South America

The Swiss giant’s global expansion continues. New York-based Karin Hallin will head up a new office in São Paolo, Brazil.

AIFM debate nears conclusion

A final draft of the AIFM directive is close to agreement and its latest form is ‘something the industry can work with’, according to the head of EVCA.

First Reserve’s former UK head eyes first-time fund

Tom Sikorski has left the energy-focused private equity giant and is understood to be planning a new venture.

Partners raises €650m war chest for direct investment

Zug-based Partners Group is building up its team to deploy its largest ever pool of direct investment capital. The firm specialises in private equity, infrastructure, real estate and debt.

AMG buys Pantheon in $775m MBO

The global private equity investor has changed hands for the second time in six years.

BLM builds team ahead of Italian SPAC push

Infrastructure doyen Vito Gambarale and private equity veteran Carlo Mammola have joined forces with Berger, Lahnstein and Middelhoff to raise €250m for the Italian mid-market.

Law firm to invest in clients’ funds

Matthew Hudson, formerly of SJ Berwin and Coller Capital, has founded a law firm which will charge fees based on clients’ success rather than billable hours.

Eaton spin-out opens for business

Two of Eaton Partners’ former European fundraisers have set up London-based placement agent Threadmark.

CalSTRS anticipates greater LP control

Margot Wirth, head of private equity for the $133bn pension, sees a shift away from total ‘blind trust arrangements’.

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