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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.

Trouble in paradise? Not really

The Paradise Papers offer titbits to titillate readers. For the private equity industry, however, there are more important trends to consider.

Fund restructuring: a source of friction

The fact that Apax Partners shelved plans for its GP-led secondaries process shows that LPs desire a genuine 'do nothing' option.

Why the SEC is probing secondaries…again

A few issues could give the commission cause for concern in what appear to be relatively vanilla transactions.

SEC scrutinises GPs’ role in stake sales

The US regulator is getting to grips with potential conflicts of interest in plain vanilla deals.

The outsiders

In 2016 the death of Clessidra’s founder and figurehead threw the Italian firm into disarray and threatened to scupper a fundraising process. We meet the men charged with riding to the rescue

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.