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Carmela Mendoza

Carmela Mendoza is a senior reporter for Private Equity International based in London. She first joined PEI in Hong Kong in 2015 and covered Asia. A graduate of Ateneo de Manila University, she previously worked for a digital agency in Singapore focused on government websites and publications covering business, trade and industry, transport, and social development.
Employee ownership programmes, which seek to build wealth among company workers, are gaining traction in the private equity industry. Are investors losing out on upside, or benefiting from increased value creation?
Here is what the giant investor is looking for in new impact GP relationships.
Composition with group of multiracial employees
KKR’s $19bn NA XIII, the largest fund in its history, is the first dedicated fund which will implement employee ownership across all majority-owned companies.
The firm says it is 'currently working on leveraging and expanding our current ESG activities to create future dedicated ESG/impact investment fund products'.
Rainbow Flag
As Pride Month comes to an end, we spoke to Blackstone, KKR, Partners Group and Out Investors about how the private equity industry can better support LGBT+ professionals and promote more inclusivity.
PE exit activity is on the up following a year of pandemic-induced market slowdown, with almost $600bn of exits in the 12 months to March, according to a report from EY.
The PE heavyweight’s GP platform, which aims to back the next-generation of diverse managers, will provide both seed capital and working capital of more than a year to its GPs.
Women diversity
More than half of UK and continental investment teams were all-white last year and 12% featured no women, according to analysis by the two organisations.
StashAway Reserve Asia Singapore wealth
The fresh capital from Temasek will be used to anchor LeapFrog Investment’s future funds focused on Asia and Africa.
Executives at the alternatives giant discussed the firm's impact strategy at PEI's Responsible Investment Forum last week.

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