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Rebecca Akrofie

Rebecca Akrofie is a News Reporter at private funds management covering private equity management, regulation and legislative developments.

PE competes with tech on talent and salary

Top talent being enticed away by tech unicorns is pushing up salaries in private equity, says search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

GP-LP relationship ‘challenged’ by transparency demands

Two reports conclude transparency requirements are affecting the GP-LP dynamic and can be difficult to achieve.

UK post-Brexit fund marketing position still unclear

The country is unlikely to be approved for a marketing passport in time for a 2019 exit from the EU.

Aquila appoints consultant relations and ESG head

Ian Williams joins from BNY Mellon, where he served in a similar role for 11 years.

Fund managers braced for unfavorable Brexit deal

The UK negotiating team lacks the necessary understanding of the industry to broker a workable deal for asset managers, according to global sponsors.

UK to reform private funds law

The British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, which consulted its members on the changes, welcomed the reforms.

PE lawyer Clayton tapped for SEC top job

Jay Clayton, a private equity lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell, has been nominated to head the Securities and Exchange Commission by President-elect Donald Trump, sister publication Private Funds Management reported.
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Best of 2014: PE investment into food & agri rises

Private equity firms were more present in packaged food, meats and agricultural products deals than corporates over the past three years.

Southeast Venture acquires caviar company

US venture capital firm Southeast Venture Holdings, has acquired a sturgeon and caviar production company.

IFPRI: African countries should tap private sector for agricultural R&D funding

Over half the countries surveyed do not meet the minimum target investment into agricultural R&D of 1 percent of agricultural GDP.
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