7 February

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Horizon closes Ukraine fund; ILPA drops “key man”; secondaries sales

Managing management

What sort of character traits do the best portfolio company managers demonstrate and how have the demands of the job shifted?

Appropriate incentives

Why setting up well-considered incentive plans for management teams is key to unlocking value

Q&A: Sam Smith, PEPTalks

Sam Smith’s new venture is focused on helping executive managers navigate working with private equity firms; why family offices are moving in on private equity’s turf

May fare well

Mayfair Equity Partners has just raised £650m for what it believes is a Brexit-beating fund

Career paths less trodden

The road from advisory firm to private equity house is a well-worn one. Richard Bulkley and Sanjiv Padmanabhan, who have recently joined EY, however, show that it is possible to go the other way too

People

Andi Tomkinson makes partner at Equistone

Vulture

Business and pleasure; BGF v BGF; the gates of hell