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AGF Magazine - May 2019 issue

  • Analysis: The Cookie-Cutter Conundrum: Deploying Dry Powder in SSA
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The Cookie-Cutter Conundrum – Deploying Dry Powder in SSA

James Rae, Legal Expert and Thought Leader
May 23, 2019, 4:20 p.m.

Word count: 1264

According to Preqin, private capital dry powder has reached $2trn and is climbing. This means that a large amount of capital is committed by limited partners who are then called on, once an investment opportunity is identified,  to provide capital for the purchasing of equity (sometimes mixed with debt). The trouble is that capital commitments continue to grow and are not being called on in what appears to be a sellers’ market.

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