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Placement agent Alfred Villalobos is facing a civil suit, while the head of the pension’s alternatives programme has been placed on leave.
The newly unveiled PEI 300 ranks Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area as the largest private equity direct investment programme in the world, just ahead of Carlyle and KKR. The 300 firms on the list have collectively raised less capital over the past five years than in previous years’ rankings.
The placement vet believes GPs should share the firm, just like him.
David Snow explores why some GPs are so freaked out over a set of guidelines.
Warburg Pincus is busy re-establishing a Latin American office in Sao Paulo.
The former Merrill Lynch head of private equity fund origination says an expected rise in fundraising will benefit CP Eaton.
The guy makes $16bn in profits and his only bonus is a congressional tongue-lashing, writes David Snow
David Snow ponders what a proposed US banking rule would mean for captive private equity and private equity real estate firms.
Adding to the private equity momentum in Latin America’s largest economy, the firm will buy a majority stake in CVC Brasil, a major tour and travel company based in Santo Andre.
A proposed rule in California would turn placement agents into lobbyists. It’s yet another challenge to the definition of what a placement agent is.

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