PE dry powder to increase in 2020, says survey

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 17:23

Over two-thirds (69 per cent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) and chief operating officers (COOs) at UK-based private equity and venture capital firms expect levels of dry powder – money raised but not yet invested – to increase in 2020. »

Global asset management 2020 outlook remains stable amid structural headwinds, says Moody’s

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 16:38

The 2020 outlook for the global asset management sector is stable, reflecting high profit margins, manageable debt burdens, and sustained risk appetite among investors, Moody’s Investors Service says in its annual outlook. »

Intralinks LP Survey 2020

Private equity performance shows its stickiness

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 12:06

In partnership with Private Equity Wire (PEW), SS&C Intralinks has published the 2020 LP Survey. This is the third year that SS&C Intralinks have partnered with PEW to poll, interview and analyse data from global limited partners (LPs), which this year totalled 182. »

VC investment having positive impact on European start-ups, says new research

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 10:34

Invest Europe, in conjunction with venture capital (VC) investor the European Investment Fund (EIF), has released new research that highlights venture capital’s positive impact on fostering innovation, growth and job creation at start-ups across Europe. »

Poor ESG performance increases likelihood of activist investor attention

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:08

Companies ranked in the bottom 50 per cent of ESG performance are significantly more likely to attract activists’ attention, according to the findings of Alvarez & Marsal’s (A&M) latest analysis and predictor of shareholder activism in Europe, the A&M Activist Alert (AAA). »

Shorter holds equal better performance for buyout funds

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:04

Fully realised buyout funds, regardless of their size, show a consistent picture – the longer the exposure, the lower the multiple achieved. »

Record-breaking HRtech valuations and deal volumes creating lucrative market for sellers, says Hampleton Partners

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:57

The first half of 2019 registered the largest ever transaction in HRtech history, when private equity firm Hellman & Friedman acquired Ultimate Software Group in May for USD11 billion. »

Jeremey Coller, Coller Capital

LPs’ portfolios not ready for economic downturn, says Coller Capital

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 09:55

The large majority (70-80 per cent) of North American and Asia-Pacific LPs believe their private equity portfolios need modifying to prepare them for the next economic downturn, according to Coller Capital’s Global Private Equity Barometer. »


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