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Geneva-based investment advisor sees an “acceleration in number of private market investments” among HNW clients, as well as increasing interest in digital assets

Geneva-based investment advisor sees an “acceleration in number of private market investments” among HNW clients, as well as increasing interest in digital assets

High-net-worth investors across Europe, Asia, and South America have placed faith in private markets specialists over the last 18 months, as illiquid investment opportunities were seen as a safer bet during the uncertainty of Covid-19.

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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. 

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Data and due diligence to help GPs thrive

Data and due diligence to help GPs thrive

IK Investment Partners: Best Fundraising Firm – Mid-Cap Buyout (fund size >USD3 billion) – Compiling disparate forms of data to provide a clear picture of fund performance and offer information of value to those who require it will be key to succeeding in the 2021 private equity (PE) market. Also, in an environment of remote working, general partners (GPs) need to facilitate comprehensive virtual due diligence exercises to help limited partners (LPs) navigate the uncertainty.

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Coming out of the storm: Increasing PE optimism in later 2021

Coming out of the storm: Increasing PE optimism in later 2021

By Melanie Pittas, partner and co-head of financial services & Karen Allan, director, haysmacintyre – The private equity industry faced a number of challenges during the pandemic, with the majority of these arising from one underlying issue: uncertainty. These challenges included valuations, investor pessimism and a downturn in investment activity.