AVCA appoints Dorothy Kelso to research team

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association has appointed Dr. Dorothy Kelso, as director, head of strategy and research. Kelso, a Ghanaian native, joins AVCA with 15 years of research, strategy and private equity experience gained at organisations including EY, Coller Capital, IE Consulting, the IMF and Incisive Media.


Coller finds some LPs willing to reset terms on underperforming funds

Coller Capital this week published its 20th edition of the Global Private Equity Barometer, which surveyed 115 private equity investors globally. An interesting point in the survey is that a larger portion of respondents than I expected would be willing to re-set terms on an underperforming fund not likely to hit its preferred return.


PE investors turn away from core funds in hunt for returns – Reuters

Investors in private equity are turning their backs on established funds and putting their money in new vehicles and individual deals as returns struggle to regain pre-crisis highs, according to a survey from secondary market investor Coller Capital, writes Reuters. Over the next two years, more than four-fifths of investors in private equity will decide against reinvesting in managers whose last two funds they backed, according to data from the survey.


Watch Buyouts Texas live

If you can’t make it to our Buyouts Texas conference this week, don’t fret. We are streaming some of the top speakers Tuesday and Wednesday right here on peHUB.


PE Secondaries: In Search of a Standardized Approach

In the evolving market for secondary sales of aging private equity portfolios, it is likely to take some time before dealmakers figure out approaches that will be relatively standardized, consistent and fair, says Trey Muldrow, an attorney at Akin Gump

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Jobs of the Week: Hiring at Carlyle, CalPERS and Coller

This week peHUB has job offerings in the secondary space with Coller Capital; a chance to get in with industry veteran Carlyle; another investment officer position is open at CalPERS and senior associate vacancies at venture firms Second Century Ventures and eVenture Capital Partners.

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