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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.  

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A new generation of private equity dealmakers are capturing investor attention

A new generation of private equity dealmakers are capturing investor attention

By Elizabeth Weymouth (pictured), Founder and Managing Partner, Grafine Partners – There’s a quiet revolution happening among sophisticated institutional investors and large pools of capital that could eventually up-end one corner of the private equity universe. A growing number of LPs are starting to turn away from allocating to the largest managers and towards experienced dealmakers who are starting their own shops – many of whom are spin-outs from the giant firms.

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New partnership between UBS, Envestnet and iCapital Network to deliver alternative investment products

New partnership between UBS, Envestnet and iCapital Network to deliver alternative investment products

Envestnet and iCapital Network1 (iCapital) have announced a strategic relationship to deliver access to curated UBS and iCapital alternative investment products through Envestnet's platform. To power the initiative, Envestnet will launch the Alternatives Exchange, a new solution designed to provide these products to the firm's clients, leveraging iCapital's turnkey technology through single-sign-on access. 

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LB Equity on high-growth beauty brands

LB Equity on high-growth beauty brands

In this podcast, Private Equity Wire speaks to New York-based growth equity firm LB Equity, a firm that invests in high-growth beauty and wellness brands, about sustainability themes within the beauty space. Founded in 2012, LB Equity is led by co-founders Jay Lucas (pictured), a former partner at Bain & Company, and Karen Ballou, who used to work for Redken and Elizabeth Arden.

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Considerations for GP-led restructuring

Considerations for GP-led restructuring

By Fred Lee, Revelation Partners – Transactions led by GPs, including GP-led restructurings, are used as a tool for efficient fund management, benefiting both GPs and LPs. The volume of GP-led transactions has grown alongside volume in the broader secondary market. In 2020, GP-led deals accounted for USD26 billion of deal volume – more than 40 percent of total secondary activity.