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Private equity-backed and family-owned businesses falling short on diversity at board level, says New Street

Private equity-backed and family-owned businesses falling short on diversity at board level, says New Street

Private equity-backed and family-owned businesses are significantly behind listed companies in gender diversity at board level, with women making up just 13 per cent and 10 per cent of boards respectively at these businesses versus 34 per cent at FTSE 350 companies, says New Street Consulting Group, the leadership and people solutions consultancy. 

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Alternative investment allocators likely to increase allocations to less liquid strategies and embrace new managers, says Seward & Kissel survey

Alternative investment allocators likely to increase allocations to less liquid strategies and embrace new managers, says Seward & Kissel survey

While the “fear gauge” that tracks market volatility has remained at elevated levels since the onset of the pandemic, those who allocate alternative investment dollars for large investors are showing no signs of skittishness, according to the Alternative Investment Allocator Survey conducted by leading law firm Seward & Kissel. 

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Steady rise in deal volume indicative of investor confidence in Africa’s economic resilience, says AVCA

Steady rise in deal volume indicative of investor confidence in Africa’s economic resilience, says AVCA

The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA) has released of its 2020 Annual African Private Equity Data Tracker report, which provides data and analysis on private equity (PE) fundraising, deals and exits in Africa in 2020, as well as an overview of PE activity on the continent from 2015 to 2020.