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PE competes with tech on talent and salary

Top talent being enticed away by tech unicorns is pushing up salaries in private equity, says search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

Funds taking longer to raise in 2017

Funds that closed this year took on average two months longer to raise than those that closed last year, with the mean fund size slightly up on 2016.

Greenhill advised on 23 LP stake sales in Q3

The investment bank's secondaries advisory unit was 'outstanding' amid a difficult quarter for the firm, according to its chief executive.

Infra and distressed credit were the biggest Q3 risers

The hunt for yield has helped push up average high bids for infrastructure funds by almost 11%, according to Setter Capital.

Salary cuts bite European private capital execs

Some 15% of private capital executives saw a decrease in their year-on-year base salary in 2017, significantly higher than the 1% who reported a similar change last year.

ILPA: secondaries returns picked up in Q1

Secondaries have under-performed the All Funds index across all timeframes under review, according to the LP association.

The stakes Florida SBA sold to Ardian

Carlyle, Apollo and Blackstone funds were among those that changed hands in the deal involving $644m of NAV.

Blackstone, Bain, Advent top ‘most desirable’ list

Advent, Apollo and Carlyle round out the top of Setter Capital's most sought-after managers list.

Lexington’s mid-market IV bolsters Q3 fundraising

Fundraising for private equity secondaries rose by more than one-third year-on-year, with Lexington's $2.7bn raise accounting for the lion's share of capital.

Secondaries comes in fifth for Florida SBA

The pension's secondaries portfolio has been outperformed by buyouts, distressed and growth equity over the past year but continues to beat its public market benchmark.