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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Private Equity Wire webinar, produced in association with AssetMetrix, examines emerging trends in the field of data analytics, the various ways that managers are actively using analytical tools, and the best practices GPs need to consider, as they look to introduce more analytical firepower to their firms.
Sweden-based investment firm EQT’s infrastructure division has agreed to acquire Covanta Holding Corporation, whose business focuses on sustainable waste processing and advancing transitions to a circular economy in North America.
In this podcast, Private Equity Wire speaks to New York-based growth equity firm LB Equity, a firm that invests in high-growth beauty and wellness brands, about sustainability themes within the beauty space. Founded in 2012, LB Equity is led by co-founders Jay Lucas (pictured), a former partner at Bain & Company, and Karen Ballou, who used to work for Redken and Elizabeth Arden.
In this panel discussion – part of Intertrust Group's Private Funds Industry Live series of events – Moderator James Williams, Editor-in-Chief of Private Equity Wire, joins Niamh Ryan, Partner at Simmons & Simmons, Giles Dusemon, Partner, Arendt, and David Sarfas, Head of Private Capital, Intertrust Group, to explore how fund managers are navigating the complexity of global capital deployment in Europe.
Founded in 2012 by Jay Lucas and Karen Ballou, LB Equity is a growth equity firm investing within the wellness, beauty and personal care brands space. The New York-based firm invests at a very early stage; when the emerging brand has hit around USD1-3 million in revenues.