David Barbour, FPE Capital

UK’s growth capital market mirrors the US market 15 years ago

Tue, 10/09/2019 - 14:39

FPE Capital Managing Partner, David Barbour, speaks with PE Wire about the firm’s unique relationship with Stonehage Fleming, the opportunity set for UK growth capital investors and its focus on tech-enabled businesses in the lower mid-market… »

Over one third of PE managers now committing 3 per cent or more to their funds, says MJ Hudson study

Mon, 02/09/2019 - 10:59

Thirty five per cent of private equity managers are now committing 3 per cent or above in capital to their funds, above the equivalent proportion in each of the three prior years, according to research carried out by MJ Hudson. »

Private equity fundraising for Central and Eastern Europe reaches decade high of EUR1.8bn

Wed, 21/08/2019 - 10:56

Private equity fundraising for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) hit the highest annual level in a decade in 2018 with EUR1.8 billion, according to new data from Invest Europe. »

David Arcauz, Flexstone Partners

Avoiding the pitfalls of co-investment

Tue, 23/07/2019 - 08:00

By Elizabeth Pfeuti​ - Co-investments remain a theme in 2019, as both GPs and LPs increasingly see value in separate partnerships alongside commingled funds. »

Thomas Erichsen, TMF Group

UAE is not a mature PE market but technology might help managers’ fundraising efforts

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 15:01

One of the biggest issues facing the global PE industry currently is allocating capital to the right investments without falling into value traps and overpaying for companies, such are the record levels of dry powder in the market.  »

Eight per cent hurdle is under pressure, says MJ Hudson research

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:50

There is evidence that the previously sacrosanct 8 per cent hurdle rate may be under challenge, according to the latest edition of MJ Hudson’s Private Equity Fund Terms Research, with 23 per cent of funds this year having (at least initially) dropped the hurdle altogether, an increase on the numbers seen in our 2018 (12 per cent) and 2017 (15 per cent) surveys.  »

Anastasia Williams, TMF Group

US managers dominate fund raising activity

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 16:10

The United States dominates the PE marketplace when it comes to size of AUM size. It is estimated that the top 300 global PE managers manage USD1.5 trillion in assets, of which US-based managers account for USD1 trillion; this compares to USD177 billion among UK-based managers.  »

Emerging managers discuss key trends shaping Europe’s mid-market space

Wed, 26/06/2019 - 11:08

This week’s newsletter brings news of Private Equity Wire’s European Mid-Market Summit – Inside the mind of the modern mid-market/emerging PE manager – which was held at the Reform Club in Pall Mall, London on Tuesday, 26 June and provided 80 or so attendees with the opportunity to meet and listen to some of Europe’s leading emerging managers in a series of panel discussions.  »


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