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5G calling…

5G calling…

In this week’s newsletter James Williams is looking to the future and the opportunities available to private equity investors from the roll-out of 5G facilities and services – an undertaking some are predicting will be the largest infrastructure project in US history.

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Show PE the money! The fundraising best practices helping managers attract investors

Show PE the money! The fundraising best practices helping managers attract investors

In this week’s newsletter we report on a recent Private Equity Wire webinar, held in conjunction with FIS, the global finch firm behind Investran, Data Exchange and FIS™ Private Equity Rainmaker, looking at how PE managers are adopting fundraising best practices to attract investors in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

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Risk report – the exposures most likely to impact PE deal value…

Risk report – the exposures most likely to impact PE deal value…

In this week’s newsletter, we look at a new report from insurance broker Vista, a specialist in mitigating risk for private equity firms, which details the exposures most likely to impact deal value for PE firms investing in small and mid-size companies – contractual risk, cyber and cyber crime, and poor professional advice.

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Green and clean

Green and clean

There’s something of a green hue to this week’s newsletter with news of Prestige Funds delivery of GBP100 million in clean energy lending in the first three quarters of the year. MIRA meanwhile, has added to its renewable energy portfolio with the acquisition of an additional stake in the Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. And BGF has exited its investment in 3sun Group, a specialist provider of products and services to the global renewable energy industry.

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Size matters…

Size matters…

In this week's newsletter, Paul Bryant finds out from Pantheon vice president Dr Andrea Carnelli Dompé why, when it comes to private equity buyouts, biggest isn't always best. New research by the firm has revealed that on average, the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of Total Value to Paid In (TVPI) for deals below USD500 million is 5 per cent better than for deals above USD500 million…

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Every cloud…

Every cloud…

With European M&A value over the last 12 months (Q3 2018 to Q2 2019) down 22 per cent year-on-year to EUR652.2 billion, and only 27 per cent of respondents to a recent survey by law firm CMS expecting the level of European M&A activity to increase over the next year, the storm clouds seem to be building on Europe’s M&A horizon. But as Private Equity Wire’s James Williams highlights in this week’s newsletter, deals will still be done as new opportunities arise…

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Secondary considerations

Secondary considerations

This week we look at the growing popularity of private equity secondary investments, with Cari Lodge, Head of Secondaries at Commonfund Capital, forecasting that secondary market volume is “on track to reach USD100 billion this year”.