Apax, a global private equity advisory firm, has held the the final close of Apax Digital Fund II (ADF II) at its USD1.75 billion hard cap.
According to a recent survey by Grant Thornton LLP, the majority of merger and acquisition (M&A) dealmakers expect a surge in deal volume, especially in the technology, retail, hospitality and insurance industries.
London is the leading destination to grow a technology business outside of Silicon Valley, according to a comprehensive ranking of international startup hubs compiled by Startup Genome for its annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2021.
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.
The private equity secondaries market is seeing a sharp uptick in first-time allocations, according to a leading investment consultant, marking a sea change in fortunes for a once unloved asset class.
Private Equity Wire is joined by Thomas Ballard, CEO of Market Hill, to talk about digital transformation within the private equity space. Ballard explains what digital transformation actually means for private equity firms and what best practices look like when it comes to structuring efficient systems and new ways of working.
Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, has received total client commitments of USD15 billion for its fourth private equity buyout programme.
Raymond James | Cebile has released its H2 2021 Secondaries Market Update, which summarises key trends witnessed in 2021, and the outlook for the rest of the year.
Benefit Street Partners (BSP), a credit-focused alternative asset management firm and a wholly owned subsidiary of Franklin Resources, and Malk Partners (Malk), an adviser to private markets on ESG and impact investing, have published a co-authored white paper detailing environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) integration and considerations in the private credit investment process.
Europe-based alternative asset fund managers now hold EUR2.06 trillion in assets under management (AUM) as of December 2020, up from EUR1.81 trillion a year ago – an increase of over 13 per cent – and are on track to make 2021 a record year for fundraising, according to Preqin's 2021 Alternative Assets in Europe Report, which has been produced with leading European asset manager Amundi for the fourth year in a row.
QED Investors, a global fintech venture capital firm, has closed a significantly oversubscribed seventh fund (Fund VII), with capital commitments of USD1.05 billion.
New research exposes extent of impact on UK investment firms under the FCA’s new Investment Firms’ Prudential Regime
Wheelhouse Advisors, an award-winning provider of prudential management, regulatory reporting, accounting, tax and payroll services to the financial services sector has released a new report detailing the findings of in-depth impact assessment work, undertaken with clients over the past 12 months.
Over three-quarters (77 per cent) of private equity fund managers expect the volume of cross-border deal flow to make a full return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2022, aided by an end to travel restrictions and improved digitalisation, according to new research.
Visma attracts new Nordic and international investors through secondary sale valuing the business at EUR16bn
Visma, a provider of business-critical software to private and public companies in Europe, today announces that it has expanded its shareholder base through a secondary sale to leading institutional investors – Aeternum Capital, Government Pension Fund Norway (Folketrygdfondet), Vind, and GIC – valuing Visma at EUR16 billion (~NOK165 billion).
Astorg and Goldman Sachs Asset Management have received a binding offer and entered into exclusive negotiations with Perrigo for the sale of HRA Pharma.