Private Equity Funds adopt creative strategies for deploying capital amid macroeconomic uncertainty

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 08:56

Growing concerns about the state of politics in major markets as well as fears over a potential recession are the biggest challenges currently facing the private equity (PE) industry, according to Global Private Equity Outlook 2020, published by global law firm Dechert in association with Mergermarket. »

James Williams, Private Equity Wire

Europe’s M&A market faces headwinds as PE groups wait to pounce on favourable valuations

Fri, 11/10/2019 - 13:07

Storm clouds are building on Europe’s M&A horizon, as record high valuations and rising economic macro risks sow seeds of caution among corporates.  »

Natixis and EDHECinfra partner up to evaluate impact of ESG on infrastructure investing

Tue, 08/10/2019 - 09:19

Natixis and EDHECinfra have launched a new three-year research chair, directed by the same team that created an unlisted infrastructure indexing platform, to create useable, comparable documented measures of the impact and risk profile of social and environmental factors on infrastructure investments. »

Buyout fund performance spread has increased in last decade

Mon, 07/10/2019 - 10:47

The latest CEPRES Private Equity Buyout analysis shows the IRR spread between top performing funds and the market median has significantly increased since the GFC.  »

Natixis and EDHECinfra partner up to evaluate impact of ESG on infrastructure investing

Mon, 07/10/2019 - 10:39

Natixis and EDHECinfra have launched a new three-year research chair, directed by the same team that created an unlisted infrastructure indexing platform, to create useable, comparable documented measures of the impact and risk profile of social and environmental factors on infrastructure investments. »

PE firms need to focus more on insurance cover of portfolio companies, says new research

Fri, 04/10/2019 - 10:17

New research from Mactavish, the leading expert on commercial insurance placement and disputes, reveals many private equity firms are not placing enough focus on the quality of insurance cover in place at portfolio companies. »

Cashflow Driven Investment allocation doubles over 18 months, says RiskFirst

Wed, 02/10/2019 - 13:46

Asset owners and managers are increasing their investment in Cashflow Driven Investment (CDI) assets, such as Infrastructure, according to data released by RiskFirst covering over GBP1 trillion of assets. »

Sharp fall in UK PE investor sentiment but overall environment positive, says CIL

Wed, 02/10/2019 - 10:34

New research reveals a sharp fall in sentiment towards the UK’s investment environment, even though overall it remains positive, according to the annual Investment 360 Index conducted by management consultancy CIL. »

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