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PRIVATE DEBT

Consultants see continued drive towards ‘alternative’ private debt, including regulatory capital and direct lending strategies

Consultants see continued drive towards ‘alternative’ private debt, including regulatory capital and direct lending strategies

Private debt strategies continue to gain investor traction, as institutional allocators look to increasingly esoteric ‘alternative’ fixed- income- style products, according to interviews with global and boutique investment consultancies conducted by Private Equity Wire.  

GUEST ARTICLE

Healthcare drivers that private equity should be aware of

Healthcare drivers that private equity should be aware of

By Chris Gauld, director, Equator – A positive repercussion of Covid-19 has been the massive uptick in the interest in healthy activities and healthy living. Exercise equipment sales in the UK have spiked 5,800 percent during the pandemic, while corporate wellbeing investments, ranging from free gym memberships through to mental health and general wellness services, are on the rise too. 

SPECIAL REPORT

Best laid plans to not go astray

Best laid plans to not go astray

Planning ahead must form a building block of certainty for private equity firms looking to bolster their cybersecurity infrastructure. An attack or a potential breach is bound to take place, given the current market conditions and being well-prepared is the bedrock of their defence and response to such an event.

SPECIAL REPORT

Robust cybersecurity critical to remaining competitive

Robust cybersecurity critical to remaining competitive

Cybersecurity is connected to every single part of a business. Having the right solution and working with experienced partners is critical. Private equity firms understand that having a robust set up in this regard is necessary to remain competitive. Those willing to learn and evolve faster are reaping the rewards in terms of harnessing the value of secure cloud-based business IT architecture.

INTERVIEW

AlpInvest’s Neal Costello on the continued rise of single-asset secondary deals

AlpInvest’s Neal Costello on the continued rise of single-asset secondary deals

In a yet a further sign of continuing maturity in private equity, its secondary market is being driven by GP-led deals, giving rise to a greater proliferation of single asset transactions. And as AlpInvest’s Neal Costello explains, this is presenting wider opportunities for liquidity providers.