At Private Equity Insights we have gathered this week’s biggest news in the private equity and venture capital markets.

1. Carlyle seeks $22bn for buyout fund

Carlyle is looking to raise $22bn for its eighth flagship private equity fund, Bloomberg News reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

About $2bn would be earmarked for growth and technology-focused companies and will include strategies in retail, health care, aerospace and defense, the report said.

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2. Tikehau Capital Launching a PE Decarbonisation Fund with $300m Already

 Tikehau Capital announced intentions to launch a fund dedicated to transitioning to a low-carbon economy, already with $300m.

This new decarbonisation fund will aim to help reach the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement by providing capital to profitable companies focused on the fast-growing energy transition sector.

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3. Private equity holding periods reach all-time high in 2020

Private equity holding periods extended in 2020 to a record 5.4 years on average.

The data also showed that investments held for longer periods tend to produce higher returns – though this was not the case in 2020. Holding periods in PE have increased significantly since 2010, rising from an average of 3.8 years to 5.4 years.

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