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The Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI) is INSEAD's private capital think-tank which works hand in hand with private equity and venture capital firms, institutional investors and governments globally to foster entrepreneurial ecosystems and connect companies and entrepreneurs with the right sources of capital for their stage of development.

GPEI covers research topics ranging from early-stage venture capital to growth equity to buyouts of mature businesses; and provides a thoughtful environment to address your questions, develop research projects and share them with a global audience or connect with a select group of peers in closed door events. Read more about GPEI.




Latest Research

The Institutionalization of Family Firms - from Asia-Pacific to the Middle East

November 2017


China's Venture Capital: Bigger than Silicon Valley's?

May 2018

The Emergence of Long-Term Capital in Private Equity

June 2018



Latest News

Tapping the Opportunities Offered by China Unicorns

By Khairani Afifi Noordin

The Edge Malaysia

July 2018

Mastering Private Equity Published in Chinese


Book available on, Amazon & Dangdang

July 2018

How the Pennsylvania Treasurer Missed the Mark

By Rod James, Adam Le & Isobel Markham

Private Equity International

July 2018

Why Venture Capitalists should Invest like Poker Players

By Kamal Hassan & Claudia Zeisberger

INSEAD Knowledge

July 2018

Can Private Equity Reinvent Itself as Patient Capital?

By Kyle Lee & Konstantin Synetos

INSEAD Knowledge

July 2018

Silicon Valley 'right to be alarmed' at Growing Power of Chinese Tech Startups

By Ian Potter & Claudia Zeisberger


June 2018

Business Model Innovation Comes to Private Equity

By Prothit Sen

INSEAD Knowledge

May 2018

Q&A: Claudia Zeisberger, INSEAD

By Hannah Langworth

Real Deals

May 2018

Impact Investing Comes Into Its Own

By Claudia Zeisberger & Kevin Lu

INSEAD Knowledge

April 2018

Selling the Family Business in S-E Asia - Pitfalls and a Roadmap

By Claudia Zeisberger and Britta Pfister

The Business Times

March 2018

Upcoming Events    

10th Annual INSEAD Asian Private Equity Conference


7-8 November 2018

Stay tuned

31st Annual AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Forum

Hong Kong

13-15 November 2018

Register with AVCJHK_INSEAD15 to enjoy 15% off.

10th Annual Private Equity Latin America Forum

Sao Paulo

3-4 December 2018



We thank our Corporate Partners for their longstanding support. It is not only a strong endorsement of our efforts, but allows us to extend the boundaries of private equity research and create a consistent dialogue between PE research and practitioners.