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Isobel Markham

Isobel Markham is Editor of Private Equity International, overseeing the editorial content of the monthly magazine and contributing news and analysis for PrivateEquityInternational.com. Based in New York, Isobel works closely with private equity-focused colleagues across PEI Media’s offices in New York, London and Hong Kong. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

The valuation revolution

The next 12 months are set to transform the valuations landscape for alternative investment funds.

Why you want a family office in your fund

With assets in the trillions, a healthy penchant for private equity and autonomy over their investment strategy, family offices have a lot to offer fund managers.

PE committed capital fees ‘on the way out’

In the next 10 years, half of private equity managers will move to charging only on invested capital, predicts Richard Clarke-Jervoise, a partner at family office Stonehage Fleming.
China and Canada flags

Is Canadian pensions’ secret sauce the perfect recipe?

Research suggests the ‘Canada Model’ for pension fund management can lead to superior returns, though a closer look at their agri holdings hints at varying strategies and results.
Mangoes ripening

ADM Capital Europe holds first close on debut agri fund

The fund will seek investments in sustainable food processing and production companies, and agritech businesses across Europe and Australasia.

African PE investment bounces back in 2016

A total of 145 deals worth a combined $3.8 billion were announced last year. This compares to a total deal value of $2.5 billion in 2015, down from a peak of $8.1 billion in 2014.

Investors bullish on private equity for 2017

Limited partners expect to deploy more capital into private equity in the next 12 months than in 2016, sister publication Private Equity International reported.

Agribusiness specialist raises €700m

Paris-headquartered Céréa Partenaire has raised almost €700 million to invest in Western European agribusiness through its buyout, mezzanine, and senior debt arms, sister publication Private Equity International reported.

Kenyan firm looks to raise $40m from local LPs

Fanisi Capital is targeting $75-$100m for its second fund, which will invest across Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, in sectors including agribusiness.
Africa street food

Dutch family office backs Kenyan food group

DOB Equity, backed exclusively by the de Rijcke family, has acquired a minority stake in Twiga Foods, its ninth investment.