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Mega funds dominate unlisted infrastructure fundraising, says Preqin

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 06:57

The recent launch of Blackstone Infrastructure I demonstrates the long-term trend towards capital concentration in the unlisted infrastructure market, says Preqin, with investors looking to commit more capital to fewer fund managers. »

Irish funds industry creates new connections with China

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 13:21

Irish Funds, the representative body for the cross-border investment funds industry in Ireland, has launched a guidebook for Chinese asset managers in partnership with the Asset Management Association of China (AMAC). »

Infrastructure industry in Europe gathers momentum

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 08:36

The Europe-focused infrastructure market is developing at a rapid rate, with both fundraising and deal making hitting record levels in recent years, according to analysis released by Preqin. »

Kim Nilsson, Pivigo

Analysis reveals diverse management teams attract more funding in London

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 10:35

New analysis from data science hub Pivigo has revealed businesses with multiple nationalities represented at the leadership level receive significantly more funding than those with directors solely from the UK.  »

Hugues Gillibert, Fitz Partners

Performance fees charged by 14 per cent of European cross-border funds

Wed, 10/05/2017 - 09:41

Independent fund research company Fitz Partners gives an insight into the calculations of funds’ performance fees and their choice of benchmarks in the latest edition of its Performance Fee Benchmarking Report and Database. »

Buyout slowdown masks regional surprises

Mon, 08/05/2017 - 10:51

Private equity deal volume in Q1 2017 rose by 3.6 per cent to 348 from 336, while the combined value of European private equity backed deals fell to EUR27.5 billion from EUR39.3 billion, according to the Q1 2017 Private Equity Barometer, published by unquote” in association with SL Capital Partners. »

Private equity firms increasingly focused on operational efficiency, governance and transparency

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 09:01

There is an increased focus on private equity operational efficiency, with 88 per cent of private equity firms saying they are more operationally focused today compared to three years ago, according to a study by SS&C Technologies. »

Sasha Jensen, Context Jensen Partners

Record number of fundraising hires in alt asset management industry

Thu, 04/05/2017 - 07:37

A record high of 251 fundraising and marketing professionals were hired by alternative asset management firms in the first quarter of 2017, according to data from the Context Jensen Partners’ Q1 2017 newsletter. »

Global fintech market sees quiet Q1 as M&A slows and VC funding holds steady

Fri, 28/04/2017 - 09:04

Global fintech investment got off to a soft start in Q1 2017, with the total invested globally at USD3.2 billion, down from USD4.15 billion in Q4 2016, according to the Q1 2017 edition of The Pulse of Fintech – KPMG International's quarterly report on fintech investment. »

Annual private equity research from MJ Hudson shows increased fund governance

Thu, 27/04/2017 - 10:45

MJ Hudson’s annual Private Equity Fund Terms Research for 2017 finds that there has been improved GP/LP alignment through stronger fund governance in the private equity world. »


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