Monument Group, one of the world’s most renowned placement agents, completed two high profile fund closures last week: Charlesbank Credit Opportunity Fund II closed at its hard cap of USD700 million, and Manila-based private equity firm Navegar‘s final close of Navegar II at USD197 million.
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Join leading practitioners and colleagues at the PEWlive Europe Digital Summit (2-3 Sep) as we uncover and resolve the operational issues facing GPs in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
A new report from Credit Suisse and law firm CMS analyses the financial and legal implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on M&A transactions in Western Europe.
Research conducted by The Carlyle Group suggests that focusing on socially-optimal strategies, such as payroll growth, responsible governance and diversity and inclusion leads to above-market returns.
Simon Tilley (pictured) is a managing director at Stephens Europe and leads the European Financial Sponsors Group. He acts as a focal point for the firm's interactions with European private equity firms and the wider financial sponsors community.
"We still have dry powder and expect to see more opportunities later this year," says Mezzanine Management founder
Q&A with Franz Hoerhager, founder and head of Mezzanine Management, manager to the AMC funds which recently exited Zagreb-based contract research organisation Optimapharm.
While the US healthcare industry has historically been stable throughout economic cycles, it has a large consumer retail component to it, and “foot traffic” has been meaningfully reduced as a result of the coronavirus.
The alternative fund management industry is witnessing a huge rise in the volume and diversity of data being ingested, as technology innovation facilitates firms in their research and portfolio construction activities; not to mention using advanced analytical tools to improve the quality of fund reporting.
It is unlikely that the full extent of mark-to-market valuations will be known until 30 June, when Q2’s financial reports are issued. And while this might cause investors to break out into a cold sweat, the advice being offered by investment consultants is, ‘Don’t make any knee-jerk decisions and keep investing’.
Asia Pacific’s private market attracted USD117 billion in net capital inflow in 2019, led predominantly by private equity where fund raising topped USD94 billion according to McKinsey’s Private Markets Review 2020. This represented a 25 per cent reduction year-on-year, led principally by closed ended real estate, which closed 2019 with a modest USD13 billion in fundraising; down 39 per cent on 2018.
Analysis into how Hg and Two Six Capital are applying data science to better understand and improve business revenue drivers…
Private equity groups using cloud environments to improve their remote working capabilities under the Covid-19 lockdown need to be as vigilant as ever when it comes to cybersecurity.
NPIF - Mercia Equity Finance and XTX Ventures has invested GBP2.5 million in Logically, a tech startup using AI to detect misinformation and to provide a fact-checking service to combat fake news ahead of the US election.
Nordic life science venture fund Eir Ventures has held a first close of its new fund, that will be focusing on healthcare innovation, on EUR76 million.
ESG investing continues to gain momentum and prominence among global institutional investors as they increasingly look to benchmark not only the performance of funds in their portfolios but the impact they have on the world.
Pictet Alternative Advisors (PAA) has held the final close of Monte Rosa V, the fifth fund in a series of diversified, multi-manager private equity funds, at at USD 1.164 billion.
AXA Venture Partners has led a USD5.8 million financing round in Unlatch, a French digital real estate sales company, including USD4.5 million in equity and USD1.3 million in debt.
By Owen Morris, operations director at Doherty Associates – Covid-19 has presented multiple challenges to those working in private equity and finance, not least remote working, which looks set to continue for the future. When it comes to compliance the FCA expects it to be business as usual, despite the effects of the pandemic.
Elysian Capital has held a first close of its third fund, having raised 90 per cent of the fund’s target of GBP 300 million in three months, since officially launching the fund.
LP communication can never be underestimated but in light of the market impact caused by Covid-19, GPs can ill afford to risk any communication disconnect. With so much volatility, the way in which GPs are able to effectively report to investors, even if the news is not positive, can go a long way towards distinguishing between the good, the bad and the ugly.
“We need to act fast before it’s too late”: Innovate Finance says UK FinTech sector faces ‘significant’ Covid-19 induced funding gap
Innovate Finance, the industry body representing the FinTech sector in the UK, has warned that the sector is facing a “significant” funding gap as a result of the Covid-19 crisis – with smaller companies coming under growing pressure.