5G calling…

Wed, 11/12/2019 - 09:20

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. »

PE investors set sights on ESG issues

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 11:10

In this week’s newsletter, Private Equity Wire Editor-in-Chief James Williams looks at the growing importance of ESG issues to private equity investors and how they are considering the approach of GPs to issues such as sustainable investing when making manager selections. »

Value judgement: What’s driving the growth in UK ‘take-private’ deals?

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:41

In this week’s newsletter, John Stephan, head of global M&A at BDO discusses the continued growth of UK ‘take-private’ deals with Private Equity Wire’s Paul Bryant. And as Stephan points out, much of that growth has been driven by a narrowing in the gap between public and private market company valuations. »

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

Wed, 20/11/2019 - 11:07

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. »

Asia specific – Catering for Asia's growing appetite for PE investments

Wed, 13/11/2019 - 11:14

In this week's newsletter, Michael Arpey, Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations at Carlyle Group, outlines to James Williams how the group is responding to some of the biggest current trends in the private equity sector, including catering for an increased appetite for private equity investments among Asian investors. »

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

Wed, 06/11/2019 - 12:20

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. »

Green and clean

Wed, 30/10/2019 - 11:56

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. »

Size matters…

Wed, 23/10/2019 - 11:56

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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