Mark Hooton, TMF

Private Equity fund raising: A Guernsey perspective

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 12:46

The last two years have been a boon for global private equity managers. In 2017, total net new assets reached USD552 billion according to Preqin, and although slightly down in 2018, the asset class still attracted USD426 billion.  »

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First-time PE managers should strive for generational balance

Tue, 02/04/2019 - 17:47

There’s plenty of appetite among investors to consider the next generation of PE managers, some of whom are spinning out of existing shops with bags of experience but little chance of making partner because of a lack of succession planning.  »

Singapore's Tembusu to launch at least RMB1bn of China funds after securing first QFLP status for Guizhou Province

Thu, 21/03/2019 - 10:39

Singapore-based private equity investor Tembusu Partners is to launch several investment funds totalling at least RMB1.0 billion (SGD205.6 million) after securing the first Qualified Foreign Limited Partner (QFLP) status awarded to a foreign fund management firm in China's Guizhou Province. »

eFront webinar

Webinar: Harvesting Alpha from PE Investments in a Highly Valued Marketplace

Wed, 20/03/2019 - 09:23

This Private Equity Wire panel discussion, moderated by eFront, looked at PE allocation, portfolio construction, manager selection, fee negotiation, position monitoring and performance benchmarking, both from an LP and GP perspective… »

Tom Franco, CD&R

Breaking clear of the peloton

Mon, 04/03/2019 - 10:07

Private equity investors are likely to favour cycle-tested managers this year, says Tom Franco, Partner, Clayton Dubilier & Rice…     »

Denise Davidson, EY

Meeting in the middle: the new alternatives battle ground

Thu, 21/02/2019 - 14:14

By Denise Davidson, Associate Partner, EY – Investor demand for long-term, non-correlated returns is driving convergence and competition, pitting traditionally distinct players against one another in a new alternatives middle ground. »

Natixis Investment Managers launches Flexstone Partners

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 15:33

Natixis Investment Managers has launched Flexstone Partners, a global private equity manager that brings together three of Natixis Investment Managers’ existing private equity affiliates: Euro-PE, Caspian Private Equity and Eagle Asia.  »

Gareth Davies, Augentius

FCA backs increased cost disclosure for private equity

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 17:56

By Gareth Davies, Augentius – For the private equity industry, transparency has become the watchword: everyone wants more granular data, more often. For a number of years demands from investors have called for a deeper understanding of valuations and the reasoning behind them. It is an age-old challenge for LP-GP relationships, but one that is expected to change significantly over the next few months. »

Healthcare

Blue Ox: Taking healthcare companies from the 2nd innings to the 6th innings

Mon, 12/11/2018 - 14:57

New York-based Blue Ox Healthcare Partners (Blue Ox) is a private equity investment firm providing capital to growth stage healthcare companies. The firm focuses on businesses in the middle market targeting the industry’s transformation to individuality and value-based care in healthcare services, HCIT, and medical and life sciences technologies, whose innovations, strategies and operations are poised for growth. »

Jimmy Leong, Augentius

Surviving the winter of Chinese private equity

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 09:24

Following the initial boom of liberalisation, new restrictions are having a severe cooling effect on the nascent international Chinese PERE market – fund managers that are in it for the long-haul will need to up their game during this period of tightening, writes Jimmy Leong, Managing Director in Asia, at Augentius.  »

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