CEPRES Private Markets Outlook 2019 Q1

CEPRES Private Markets Outlook 2019 Q1

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 12:41

US buyout deal pricing is on the rise with EBITDA multiples increasing and indicating a frothy deal investment environment that could potentially lead to downside risk in a market downturn scenario. Please click here to download and read CEPRES' Q1 Market Report… »

AR/VR volumes, valuations and fundraising maturing, says Hampleton Partners

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 09:40

Hampleton Partners’ latest analysis of the Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) M&A global market reveals that this nascent sector is already showing signs of maturity, with later-stage funding, valuations and transaction volumes on the up and gaining momentum. »

Fabrizio Zumbo, Cerulli Associates

Retail investors developing a taste for private markets

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 09:13

Retail investors are increasingly drawn to private markets, attracted by the offer of diversification, alternative income, and sustainable investment opportunities, according to the latest issue of The Cerulli Edge – European Monthly Product Trends Edition. »

Clara Smith, Intertrust

Two-thirds of alternative investment fund managers predict a rise in regulatory arbitrage between EU member states

Tue, 28/05/2019 - 11:03

Over two-thirds (67 per cent) of alternative investment fund managers believe the prospect of regulatory arbitrage between European Union member states seeking to attract business is likely to grow over the next two years, according to a new study. »

John Lofto, CIBC Mellon

Canadian Institutional Investors to increase alternatives allocations, says new CIBC Mellon report

Mon, 27/05/2019 - 13:43

Canadian institutional investors are seeking to further increase their overall allocations to alternative investment strategies, including real estate, private equity, infrastructure, private debt and hedge funds, according to a new study published by CIBC Mellon.  »

Pat Lardner, Irish Funds

Assets in Irish domiciled funds reach all-time high of EUR2.64 trillion

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 16:05

Irish Funds, the representative body for the global cross-border investment funds industry in Ireland, has reported an increase in assets in Irish domiciled funds of 9 per cent over the last quarter, to an all-time high of EUR2.64 trillion according to the latest data from the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI). »

Graeme Faulds, eVestment

New survey reveals lowered return expectations among private market investors

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 16:03

Private markets funds have continued to rake in new commitments from institutional investors eager to diversify their portfolios and capture the returns private markets investments can offer. However, investors are now tempering their private markets return expectations.  »

AI breakthrough leads to ‘unprecedented’ M&A growth, says Hampleton Partners

Wed, 15/05/2019 - 10:38

Hampleton Partners’ latest analysis of the Artificial Intelligence M&A market reveals that over 150 deals were disclosed in 2018, up from 105 deals in 2017. The first half of 2019 is also showing impressive AI-related M&A momentum, with 65 deals already recorded and a total of near 100 deals forecast for the half-year only.  »

European PE Breakdown report

PitchBook publishes latest European PE Breakdown report

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 11:00

After a bustling 2018, Q1 European PE deal activity softened, but several GPs seized opportunities to take companies private in the lower-priced public equity environment, according to the latest edition of PitchBook’s European PE Breakdown report.  »

Uptake of M&A insurance increases as businesses face more complex risks, says new report

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 10:37

A new report, Leaving nothing on the table: Unlocking off-radar transaction value, released by professional services firm Aon, has found that new approaches to identifying, quantifying and hedging transaction risks are emerging and the uptake of M&A insurance across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has increased significantly as risks associated with transactions become more complex. »

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