19 April 2018

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Norway’s $1trn sovereign wealth fund rejects private equity; Partners Group launches new impact fund

Managing expectations

LPs and GPs both appear to accept that returns are trending downwards.   Real Deals investigates why this is

Fundraising in numbers

The data suggesting that investors are reducing their expectations of private equity managers   

A special situation

Oliver Jones and Ben Slatter discuss Rutland’s focus on investing in special situations through the lens of two deals completed last year

The Italian job

A look at the measures Italy is taking to stimulate foreign investment

An investment renaissance

Hogan Lovells partners Leah Dunlop and Luca Picone on why investors write off Italy at their peril

Axcel looks to the future

Axcel’s recent fundraise shows the importance of clear succession planning; Vues delivers 11.8x money for ARX

Deals in brief

A look at all the deals from the last few weeks

Top Trump’s tax

EY explains how sweeping changes across the US tax system will have far-reaching consequences

People

Apax France opens new office in Milan and brings in Panfilo; Credit veteran Watters joins Triton; Altor makes three partner promotions

Vulture

Airport transfers and key man clauses; Hogan Lovatelli, why Nordian is jumping for joy