Ben Gillespie (pictured), Partner at law firm Seddons examines the FCA’s proposals to introduce standardised rules that set out how much asset managers must disclose about their impact on climate change and the ‘practical concerns' raised by the BVCA…
Private Equity Wire has announced the winners of the Private Equity Wire US Awards 2021, compiled in conjunction with Bloomberg, which were presented at an exclusive awards presentation ceremony and industry networking event at The University Club in New York.
KKR, together with its co-invest partner, Dundee Partners, the investment office of the Hendel family, has purchased the KMR Music Royalties II portfolio (Fund II) from KCL for approximately USD1.1 billion.
By Sushma Kaushik, Partner at Aavishkaar Capital – Globally, Gender Lens Investing (or GLI) is gaining interest as more investors and financial institutions are adopting this as part of their investment strategy. Gender Lens Investing is very simply, an investment strategy that factors in gender analysis to advance equality and redress the gender imbalance within businesses.
The Infrastructure Boom: How the sector plays an important role in accelerating India’s overall development
By Darius Pandole, Managing Director & CEO, JM Financial Private Equity – The importance of infrastructure for sustained economic development is well recognised. Infrastructure facilities such as roads, railways, metro rails, etc are required to increase the productivity and seamless functioning of various business sectors in India. High transaction costs arising from inadequate and inefficient infrastructure can prevent the economy from realising its full growth potential, regardless of the progress on other fronts.
European private equity firm Nordic Capital signed its largest deal to date last week, in a USD7.3 billion all-cash transaction that will take Inovalon, a publicly traded American tech company that provides cloud-based tools to support data-driven healthcare, private. Private Equity Wire sat down with Fredrik Näslund (pictured), Stockholm-based partner at private equity firm Nordic Capital, for an exclusive interview on the back of the deal.
Allocators are blurring the boundaries between the hedge fund and private equity sides of their portfolios, as once strictly segmented alternatives buckets begin to blend, according to investment firm Cambridge Associates.
Hedge funds and private equity improve ESG focus yet face differing reporting and monitoring challenges
Hedge funds and private equity are both improving their transparency over ESG. However, while on the private equity side, ESG is more seen as an investment opportunity, complexities remain on the hedge fund side around issues of reporting and shorting, according to Cambridge Associates.
German institutional and high-net-worth investors are increasingly turning their attention to the private markets space, with a specific focus on private equity and private debt.
Private equity firm CVC plans to inject USD3.2 billion in Spain’s La Liga, which covers Spain's top two soccer divisions, in exchange for nearly 11 per cent of its television rights over 50 years, a deal which is currently being contested by two of its heavyweights: Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona.
Global M&A activity saw a strong recovery in H1 2021, as dealmaking count and value are both set to reach or surpass the record highs of previous years, according to Pitchbook's latest Global M&A report.
When it comes to private equity firms and digital transformation, there isn’t much Thomas Ballard, founder of Market Hill, hasn’t seen. Market Hill works alongside private equity firms to maximise portfolio companies’ future valuations, and as the company’s founder and chief commercial officer, he collaborates directly with private equity operating partners and portfolio company CEOs to uncover the unconsidered needs of firms within the space.
Almost four out of five (75 per cent) of LPs expect sustainability to drive investment decisions over next five years, while 66 per cent of LPs see value creation as a leading driver of ESG, according to new research from Manulife on how private equity relates to sustainable investing.
Sofinnova Partners, a European life sciences venture capital firm based in Paris, London and Milan, has closed its latest early-stage healthcare venture capital fund, Sofinnova Capital X, oversubscribed at EUR472 million (USD548 million).
LK Bennett, the luxury women’s clothing and fashion brand, has received a GBP4 million inventory facility from Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance to support it as it looks to invest in future performance.
allplants, the D2C plant-based food company, has secured a record-breaking GBP38 million Series B funding round led by Draper Esprit, backers of Revolut, Cazoo and Trustpilot.
SWEN Capital Partners, a specialist sustainable private equity, is offering privileged access to the infrastructure asset class, generally reserved for institutional investors, with the launch of SWEN Exclusive Infrastructures.
Boston-based investment consultant sees growing client interest in VC and growth equity, as overall interest in PE strategies remains strong
US investment consultant, Meketa Investment Group, is witnessing an increase in interest in venture capital strategies, particularly at the late stage, as allocators look to harness their investments to early-stage opportunities.
Allocations to alternative asset classes, like private capital, have risen sharply in the past two years. As the interest in such investments broadens to include retail clients, managers are facing growing regulatory and administrative burdens as calls for increasing transparency and reporting become more insistent.
UK dealmakers are equally convinced that the biggest threats to completing deals in the next 12 months will be issues stemming from the pandemic and climate change.
CarDekho, India’s largest car search platform, has closed a USD250 million round of funding that included USD200 million Series E equity and USD50 million debt in its pre-IPO round.
New report finds GBP97bn of additional investment needed over next decade to meet UK’s nature-related ambitions
A new report has revealed a GBP97 billion investment gap to secure key nature-related outcomes in the UK – such as biodiversity protection and restoration – to be between GBP44 billion and GBP97 billion over the next 10 years.