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Toby Mitchenall

Toby Mitchenall is the Senior Editor for private equity at PEI Media. He is responsible for and regular contributor to the private equity coverage across Private Equity International, Secondaries Investor and private funds management and is based in PEI’s London office. Toby was previously a consultant advising private equity firms on marketing and public relations.

Divided over a key issue

Is investor focus on key person clauses misguided?

A boost from a brand name

Why a healthy fund of funds would be sold to an asset manager.

Proprietary dealflow is ‘overrated’

Uncompeted deal processes, which LPs ‘love to focus on’, do not lead to better returns, Carlyle Group and Pantheon dealmakers say.

Adveq to be bought by Schroders

The Swiss private equity firm will be renamed Schroder Adveq.

Park Hill: securitisations will rise, but won’t be ubiquitous

Larry Thuet, managing director and co-founder of secondaries advisor Park Hill, tells us whether the market is changing and whether securitisations will increase.

LGT doubles debt assets with acquisition

The European secondaries investor picked up stakes in two European Capital debt funds from the firm’s previous owner, American Capital, as part of the acquisition announced last week.

Vision makes 5.2x from final Nordax exit

The firm has sold its remaining stake in the niche Swedish lender it acquired from Palamon Capital Partners in 2010.

San Bernadino eyes stake in Kayne Anderson fund

The US public pension plan is considering a $10m secondaries purchase in Fund VII and is in discussions about an account to invest ‘across the Kayne Anderson platform’.

SLEPET broadens investment strategy

SL Capital’s listed private equity trust can now take a more flexible approach to secondaries transactions, among other changes.

Eurazeo raises €500m for ‘late primary’ fund

The capital will be invested in a portfolio of eight companies already owned by the listed firm, as it plans to ramp up its external fundraising activity.