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Co-investment is ‘not a silver bullet’ – report

Median co-investment returns have plummeted from a high of 56% in 2003, according to data from CEPRES.

Gender diversity increases performance and IRR – report

A study by HEC Paris and MVision Private Equity Advisers finds that gender diverse investment committee teams outperform all-male teams across several industry metrics.

Abraaj’s Abdel-Wadood pleads guilty in US court

Mustafa Abdel-Wadood admitted to racketeering and fraud, and has agreed to co-operate with the US probe on the fallen emerging markets firm.
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Naqvi lawyer: US ‘political interests’ behind Abraaj charges

Barrister Hugo Keith QC says the US government's case is politically motivated due to the threat Abraaj Group and Arif Naqvi represent to US interests.

Updated indictment sheds new light on Abraaj case

The document paints a picture of deceit, bribery and personal enrichment at the collapsed emerging markets firm.

CGNPE, JIDA Capital to launch $1bn renewables fund in Q3

Once fundraising kicks off, CGN’s private equity arm and the infra-focused investment firm will look to divest the portfolio of their first renewables vehicle, the 2015-vintage CGN Capital Partners Infrastructure Fund III.

PE-backed midstream companies have ‘generally lower’ credit ratings

Private equity financial sponsors ‘take advantage’ of over-performance by paying themselves instead of repaying debt, according to a report from Standard & Poor’s.

Apollo converts to C-corp as it passes $300bn AUM mark

The firm is the latest in a string of private market money managers to make the change, citing an expected increase in its share liquidity.

A courtroom drama that will turn up the due diligence heat

As the Abraaj case plays out in the criminal courts, the impact on private equity investors and the GP-LP relationship will become palpable.

Flatt and Marks exclusive interviews: How ‘Brooktree’ reshapes the landscape

It’s all in the timing – or is it? We speak with Howard Marks and Bruce Flatt about the deal that has got everyone talking.
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