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Marie Kemplay

Senior Reporter

Marie Kemplay is a senior reporter for PitchBook based in London, covering private equity and funds. She was previously an editor within FT Specialist focused on investment banking and financial regulation. Marie is a graduate of the University of London, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and contemporary history, and a master’s in 20th century British history.

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Will ELTIF 2.0 open up private markets investing in Europe?

The revamped ELTIF structure could open the door to a new wave of European private markets investors.

Q&A: PE investors on playing the long game

There is still plenty of value in PE buyouts as a strategy, investors argue.

Q&A: Inflexion minority equity head on going for growth

UK-based Inflexion pioneered minority private equity investments in Europe.

CVC Capital fires starting gun on $1.3B+ IPO

The PE behind the world’s largest-ever LBO fund has unveiled details of its long-awaited IPO

France sees dearth of PE megadeals and exits

French PE activity stalled in the second half of 2023.

AXA Investment Managers to pick up PE secondaries specialist

Global asset manager AXA Investment Managers is boosting its secondaries capabilities.

Time for secondaries to take center stage?

Following a surge in interest and funds, the stage is set for secondaries to move into the private markets mainstream.
LPs

Q&A: European Investment Fund director on adding value in VC

A discussion with EIF’s equity investments head about navigating the challenging European VC market.

All does not smell of roses with European cosmetics IPOs

There is cause for optimism, but still some caution

Tailwinds boost Middle East PE

Market developments supported growth for PE activity in Middle East and Northern Africa.

Big LPs secure increasingly bespoke terms amid tight fundraising

Private equity lawyers report an uptick in the use of separately managed accounts.

London focal point of European PE growth fundraising

The UK capital accounts for the lion’s share of European PE growth fundraising

PE firms need to double down on adding value

Amid market conditions that are likely to remain challenging, PE firms must stay focused on generating long-term value

A comeback for European IPOs?

Following a busy week for European public listings, market confidence is growing.

LP clawbacks move from theoretical risk to painful reality

PE exits downturn creates risk of LPs seeking clawbacks of carried interest payments

Q&A: Expect more market specialization in secondaries

Pantheon’s Amyn Hassanally expects it to be “another epic year” for secondaries

Are semiconductors ripe for PE investment?

Despite its niche reputation, the semiconductor industry presents growing investment potential for private equity.

Are take-privates taking off again in 2024?

Suppressed valuations and an uptick in private credit financing could fuel a wave of take-privates in 2024. But such deals face headwinds nonetheless.

4 charts: Pockets of growth in European PE

European PE saw growth in certain areas of deals, exits and fundraising last year.

European PE mega-exits defy market slump

Several notable and sizable deals boosted 2023 European PE exit totals.

Will more banks join the private credit fray in 2024?

Banks are trying to muscle back into leveraged buyout financing by launching private credit vehicles.

BlackRock to boost private markets business with $12.5B GIP purchase

The Global Infrastructure Partners acquisition is a major boost to BlackRock’s private markets plans.

Cinven raises $14.5B in 2024’s first mega-fund close

Cinven’s eighth flagship fund is the 10th buyout vehicle in 12 months to surpass $10 billion.

Creativity will be key to private equity’s success in 2024

The coming year is likely to see growth in tools like continuation funds and NAV financing.

Fundraising forecast: Will Europe PE have easier access to capital in 2024?

European PE funds face another challenging year for fundraising and generating liquidity.
M&A

Ranking Europe’s largest PE buyouts of 2023

It may not have been a blockbuster year for European PE dealmaking, but several major transactions still came through in 2023.

Mega-funds push European fundraising close to an all-time high

Several mega-fund closes have boosted European fundraising to near-record levels this year.