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Past articles by Will:

Quantum Energy Valued North of $4 Billion With Sale of Stake

Quantum Energy Partners has sold a minority stake in itself to Dyal Capital Partners in a deal valuing the private-equity firm at more than $4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. → Read More

Activist investor Elliott raises $2bn for push into private equity

Paul Singer-led hedge fund, one of the world’s most prominent shareholder activists, gets serious about buyouts → Read More

Canada Pension recruits private equity dealmaker for busy London team

The Canadian pension’s direct investing arm has participated in a string of big private equity deals in Europe → Read More

KKR Loosens Strings on Dress Code at Work

Employees at KKR & Co. can soon pack up their suits, ties or heels, but they may not want to throw them out. → Read More

Former KKR dealmakers prepare to raise debut credit fund

All Seas Capital Partners plans to invest in the debt and equity of mid-market European companies → Read More

Franklin Templeton in talks to take over Abraaj’s Turkey business

Potential deal comes as Abraaj’s founder Arif Naqvi and two former employees are facing fraud charges → Read More

Third Abraaj executive arrested in London

Sev Vettivetpillai has been arrested for extradition to the US → Read More

Cerberus raises $5.1bn to buy bad loans

Private equity firm is looking to capitalise on a growing supply of such deals in Europe and other markets → Read More

Third Abraaj Executive Arrested

A third former Abraaj Group executive has been arrested in London following last year’s collapse of the largest private-equity firm in emerging markets. → Read More

Healthcare buyouts hit five-year high in Europe

Private equity firms invested $17.8bn in European healthcare companies last year, Bain says → Read More

Abraaj Founder Accused of Fraud as U.S. Seeks Extradition

Abraaj Group founder Arif Naqvi was arrested in the U.K. after U.S. prosecutors requested his extradition as part of a sprawling criminal case against the architect of what was the largest private-equity firm in emerging markets before it collapsed last year. → Read More

Bridgepoint eyes $1bn for special situations fund

Move comes as many institutional investors are eager to increase their exposure to private markets → Read More

Carlyle loses long-time managing director in Europe

Zeina Bain is expected to join European firm ICG later this year → Read More

BlackRock Enters Exclusive Agreement to Buy French Software Provider eFront

BlackRock Inc. said it has entered into an exclusive agreement to buy French software firm eFront, a move by the world’s largest money manager to become a bigger provider of the technology used by Wall Street. → Read More

BlackRock in talks to buy French software firm eFront

Asset manager could pay between $1bn and $1.5bn for the French company → Read More

KKR hires Soros executive to lead digital infrastructure push

Private equity firm raised $7.4bn for its third global infrastructure fund last year → Read More

Dubai regulators to review governance after Abraaj collapse

Abraaj filed for provisional liquidation in June after some investors accused the firm of misusing their money → Read More

Carlyle Group bullish on Japan opportunities

US private equity firm raised about $1bn for its last Japan-focused fund in 2015 → Read More

Private equity titan David Rubenstein calls for second Brexit vote

PE firm’s co-founder says the ‘first vote was not relatively informed because it wasn’t clear what Brexit would mean’ → Read More

Private equity bosses expect more gains at expense of public markets

Private markets assets, including dry powder, committed capital and asset appreciation, exceeded $5tn in 2018 → Read More