Mega fintech M&A deals

Wed, 21/08/2019 - 11:55

This week's newsletter looks at two new research reports, one examining how a series of 'mega deals' have propelled the value of fintech M&A transactions to record levels in the first six months of the year, and the other revealing decade high private equity fundraising levels in Central and Eastern Europe. »

Instagram investigations…

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 11:55

In this week’s newsletter there’s a look at the results of a new survey by due diligence specialist Corgentum Consulting suggesting that social media analysis is playing an increasingly important role in investment decisions made by private equity and hedge fund investors. »

Every cloud…

Wed, 07/08/2019 - 11:46

In this week’s newsletter, we profile RFA and look at how the company has grown from relatively humble beginnings three decades ago to become one of the biggest cloud providers in the alternative investment sector with a particular focus on hedge funds and private equity funds.  »

Innovation in infrastructure investing

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 11:51

In this week’s newsletter, David Rees, Partner and Global Co-Head of Asset Management at AMP Capital discusses the discipline of bringing PE rigour to active management in the infrastructure space, and why the firm is hiring technologists to effect positive change.  »

What’s the key to successful co-investing?

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 12:15

In this week’s newsletter, Liz Pfeuti provides a second instalment on the mechanics of co-investing, in which she explains how to avoid some of the common pitfalls. One key aspect, as Liz touches on, is to define all the rules and governance issues at the pre-deal stage.  »

Close calls

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 11:09

In this week’s newsletter, we feature updates on the latest fund closes, starting with RA Capital Management, who have raised just over USD300 million for their inaugural VC Fund, the RA Capital Nexus Fund. This will enable RA Capital to take larger positions in high-conviction investments with their limited partners. »

Deal or co-deal?

Wed, 10/07/2019 - 11:53

In this week’s newsletter, Elizabeth Pfeuti reports on the continued growth in co-investment activity. As Pfeuti reports, Harbourvest Partners has increased its annual co-investment commitments from USD200 million a decade ago to USD2-3 billion today. The article looks at the various upsides to this ever increasingly popular allocation method, which has led to a three-fold increase in deal value since 2013.  »

What’s up with Europe’s IPO market?

Wed, 03/07/2019 - 11:46

In this week’s newsletter, Paul Bryant reports on some of the reasons behind a drop in Europe’s IPO market, which has seen deal values fall from EUR26 billion in 2015 to EUR8 billion in 2018.  »

Emerging managers discuss key trends shaping Europe’s mid-market space

Wed, 26/06/2019 - 11:08

This week’s newsletter brings news of Private Equity Wire’s European Mid-Market Summit – Inside the mind of the modern mid-market/emerging PE manager – which was held at the Reform Club in Pall Mall, London on Tuesday, 26 June and provided 80 or so attendees with the opportunity to meet and listen to some of Europe’s leading emerging managers in a series of panel discussions.  »

Men racing up ladders

Generalist funds trail sector-specialists in PE performance stakes

Wed, 19/06/2019 - 07:13

This week, research by Cambridge Associates finds that sector-specialist PE funds have accrued almost a 5 per cent higher internal rate of return than generalist funds, with healthcare funds leading the pack.  »

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