The Lawyer In-house Private Equity Report 2013

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The Lawyer In-house Private Equity Report 2013 is essential reading for those wishing to enhance their understanding of the private equity sector.  With the exception of some of the large players such as Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR), which have grown into sizeable listed multi-asset managers, the majority of private […]

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