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Blackstone reaches $1 trillion despite Q2 earnings slide

Blackstone has been confirmed as the first alternative investment manager to reach $1 trillion in assets, three years ahead of schedule, according to a report by Reuters. The milestone was achieved despite the firm seeing its Q2 distributable earnings slide by 39% – from $2 billion the previous year to

Blackstone closes latest real estate fund

Blackstone has closed its latest global real estate fund, Blackstone Real Estate Partners X, with $30.4 billion of capital commitments — the largest real estate or private equity drawdown fund ever raised.  The private equity giant’s three opportunistic real estate strategies – Global, Asia, Europe – now have $50 billion

Kingstone Debt Advisory and DZ Privatbank launch sustainable real estate debt fund

Kingstone Debt Advisory(KDA) – a joint venture of Pegasus Capital Partners and Kingstone Capital Partners – and DZ Privatbank in Luxembourg have launched a real estate debt fund – FOCUS Mezzanine Germany I.  The fund is registered as an article 8 fund in accordance with the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

EQT Exeter Europe Logistics Value Fund IV closes at EUR2.1bn hard cap

The EQT Exeter Europe Logistics Value Fund IV (the Fund) has held its final close at its hard cap of EUR2.1 billion in fee-paying assets under management.  Demand from both existing and new investors was exceptional resulting in the Fund being significantly oversubscribed with commitments coming from a diversified group

PropTech1 Ventures makes its first UK investment in Desana

PropTech1 Ventures, the European venture capital fund focused on the untapped innovation potential of the real estate industry, is the lead investor in the USD4 million seed funding round of the UK-based PropTech startup Desana.  

Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group

A disciplined approach to investing

Starwood Capital Group: Best Real Estate Manager (Fund Size >USD1bn) – Starwood Capital Group is a private investment firm with a primary focus on global real estate. Since its inception in 1991, Starwood Capital Group has raised over USD45 billion of equity capital and currently has in excess of USD60 billion

Surviving the winter of Chinese private equity

Following the initial boom of liberalisation, new restrictions are having a severe cooling effect on the nascent international Chinese PERE market – fund managers that are in it for the long-haul will need to up their game during this period of tightening, writes Jimmy Leong, Managing Director in Asia, at

Hemal Mehta, AtomInvest

AtomInvest aims to democratise investment in alternatives

The summer saw the launch of a new investment platform, AtomInvest, which is designed to democratise access to alternative investment funds across private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. Founder and CEO of AtomInvest Hemal Mehta explains that he has a background in financial services and private equity and had


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