Andrew Weinberg, Brightstar

Brightstar’s ‘us and us’ investment model to mid-market US businesses strikes note with investors

Thu, 05/04/2018 - 15:10

In the US alone there are more than 200,000 middle market companies with revenues between USD10 million and USD1 billion. If one narrows that range to USD50 million to USD1 billion in revenue, there are 32,000 businesses, with around 15 times as many private businesses to public businesses.  »

Hugh Stacy, Augentius

Private equity in the aviation sector is taking flight, but do GPs have what it takes to truly soar?

Tue, 27/03/2018 - 12:12

By Hugh Stacy, Augentius – While the world may have suffered its share of challenges and dislocations over the past decade, the aviation sector has continued to move from strength to strength. The increasingly mobile nature of the global economy has seen air travel volume more than double over the past 15 years.  »

Ravi Nevile, TMF Group

TMF Group’s Ravi Nevile discusses investor trends in global PE and RE funds

Mon, 26/03/2018 - 12:07

If one looks at Private Equity & Real Estate (PERE) assets, they’ve been growing substantially over the past decade. Since December 2007, PERE assets have more than doubled from over EUR3 trillion to EUR6 trillion.  »

Private equity drives value of Jersey funds business to record levels

Wed, 21/03/2018 - 08:09

The value of regulated funds being administered in Jersey rose to a record level of almost GBP300 billion at the end of 2017 driven primarily by a rise in private equity business. »

Equistone Partners Europe closes Fund VI at EUR2.8bn hard cap

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 09:38

Mid-market private equity investor Equistone Partners Europe Limited (Equistone) has held the final closing of Equistone Partners Europe Fund VI (EPEF VI) at its hard cap with total capital commitments of EUR2.8 billion.   »

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Dry powder increases private equity EBITDA pricing, says CEPRES

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 09:27

New research released by CEPRES shows how the growth in so-called ‘dry powder’ is driving up EBITDA pricing multiples for US and European Buyouts. ‘Dry powder’ is a measure of how much capital remains committed by investors, but un-deployed in the market.  »

Private equity GPs putting more skin in the game with rising personal commitments, says Investec report

Fri, 02/03/2018 - 09:38

General Partners (GPs) and their teams at private equity funds are increasing their personal commitments, expecting to commit an average of 3.3 per cent to their next fund, according to Investec Fund Finance’s latest GP Trends report. »

Amanda McCrystal, Pantheon

Pantheon - Best Secondaries House & Best Private Equity Management Firm

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 13:07

Last year, Pantheon celebrated its 35th anniversary. It is testament to the drive and determination to evolve the business model in response to changing market dynamics that has helped Pantheon stand the test of time to become, arguably, one of the most experienced global private equity, infrastructure and real assets fund investors. »

James Williams, Private Equity Wire

Private equity has much to be proud of for 2017

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 12:57

2017 proved to be hugely successful for global private equity and despite rising valuations and increased levels of competition, the general feeling among PE groups is upbeat for 2018, confident that they can still deploy capital with effect. »

Paul Adamiak, TMF Group

TMF Groups’ Adamiak proffers Australian private equity and infrastructure insights

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 14:06

TMF Group is a prominent financial services organisation operating out of 125 offices in more than 80 jurisdictions worldwide. »

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