With private equity set to further blossom over the next decade and continue its AUM expansion, it will become incumbent upon industry leaders to explore new ways to deliver growth in their firms’ portfolios.
BlackRock Long Term Private Capital will become the new majority shareholder in Creed, the Paris-based multi-century old luxury fragrance company.
Paris-based Apax Partners has added to its team with two new appointments. Joséphine Loréal will work in investor relations, while Raphaël Bazin has been appointed as director at Apax Partners Development, the investment team dedicated to Apax Partners’ investments in companies with a value of EUR10-100 million.
Storm clouds are building on Europe’s M&A horizon, as record high valuations and rising economic macro risks sow seeds of caution among corporates.
By Northern Trust – After a November 2018 roundtable on the proxy process, the SEC has begun issuing guidance around the use of proxy advisors. This promises to be the beginning of the SEC’s scrutiny into proxy voting, not the end.
Are LPs looking to move tactically out of certain PE investments to free up liquidity ahead of concerns over a market slowdown? And if so, is this creating a good opportunity for Secondary investors to pick up LP interests at a healthy discount?
Impact investing is becoming of increased importance to investors and fund managers alike, as they seek out investment opportunities in companies that are committed to making the world a better place. From clean technology and sustainable energy to healthcare innovation, electric vehicle advances and decarbonisation projects, there is a huge potential for VC and PE investors.