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.
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"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.
Global private equity secondary deal flow could fall by as much as 40 to 50 per cent this year, compared to 2019, as the repercussions of coronavirus play out over the next few quarters. But for those operating in the lower middle-market, discounted opportunities could be highly attractive.
With a recession more severe than the downturn caused by the global financial crisis of 2008 – and perhaps even the Great Depression – looming large, the temptation to look to the past for clues as to how the coronavirus crisis will play out is understandable.
When it comes to investing in Latin America’s private markets, Brazil leads the way, accounting for 58 per cent of all Private Equity and Venture Capital investment in 2019, according to the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA).
Venture growth investor Iron Pillar, a specialist in mid-stage tech investments in India, is partnering up with Nitya Capital, a US investment firm with USD2 billion in AuM.
UK private equity buy & build specialist Sovereign Capital Partners has supported the management buy-out of ACOLIN, a provider of regulatory and cross-border fund distribution services.
By Troy Pospisil, founder and CEO, InCloudCounsel – The Covid-19 pandemic has had massive economic impacts across the globe, though the ultimate effect on business remains to be seen. What will likely become clear in time, though, is that the pandemic will have a substantial negative impact on private markets that extends to almost every corner of the economy.
Inflexion has exited Glide, a UK infrastructure provider to difficult to serve markets – like high-density accommodation – to US infrastructure investor Alinda Capital, generating a return of over 3x.
Wellth, a platform designed to improve treatment adherence using behavioural economics, has received USD10 million in Series A funding round.
By Jon Mowll, responsible investment analyst at EdenTree Investment Management – The global spread of Covid-19 has increased awareness of systemic issues that predate and have been exacerbated by the pandemic. The virus has raised questions of who and what we – or rather, our economic systems – value, as well as questions around the nature of work, our collective humanity and the role of business in society.
Three Hills Capital Partners has completed a EUR67 million investment round to partially finance the acquisition of Agfa-Gevaert’s healthcare software business by Dedalus Holding.
Capital calls are expected to fall in the short term but should pick up rapidly throughout the year as cash-rich PE funds begin bargain hunting, according to new research by eFront.
INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund, the largest private equity investment fund for the Baltic region, has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in Eco Baltia, a plastic recycling and waste collection company.