Secondary considerations

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 11:05

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”. »

Many happy returns

Wed, 02/10/2019 - 11:03

This week, Elizabeth Pfeuti looks at how private equity returns continue to meet investor expectations with a recent Preqin survey revealing a satisfaction rating of over 60 per cent. But as she also finds out, not all funds are created equal… »

Secondary status

Wed, 25/09/2019 - 11:23

This week, Paul Bryant turns the spotlight on the private equity secondary market to look at how growth is being driven by a number of factors including ’manager consolidation’, greater demand for liquidity, and a rise in GP-led transactions. »

Trust or transparency?

Wed, 18/09/2019 - 12:14

In this week’s newsletter, James Williams looks at the issue of transparency between private equity GPs and their LPs. And with the global economy slowing, it’s an issue that’s sure to become more pertinent as investors consider how they would manage liquidity in the portfolios in the event of a downturn. Could technology and improved analytical tools help managers meet the information expectations of investors? »

FPE Capital's Barbour talks Stonehage history...

Wed, 11/09/2019 - 11:59

In this week’s newsletter, FPE Capital Managing partner David Barbour outlines the firm’s unique relationship with Stonehage Fleming and the resulting benefits for the business. In this insightful Q&A, Barbour also explains the firm’s investment philosophy and assesses growth capital opportunities in the UK. »

Webinar to focus on PE fundraising

Wed, 04/09/2019 - 10:57

Attention all those currently in fundraising mode: this week’s newsletter has news of an upcoming webinar on 18 September focusing on industry best practices. Joining the discussion will be a selection of established and emerging managers including: Osman Qureshi, Managing Partner & Co-Founder First Alpha Energy Capital; Tatyana Kratunova, Product Strategy PE, FIS; Robert Spittler, Managing Director of the Silverfern Group and Ryan Parker, CFO, Mercato. »

Real asset opportunities

Wed, 28/08/2019 - 11:05

In this week’s newsletter, James Williams looks at a new discretionary co-investment platform from Astarte Capital Partners which is aiming to help facilitate investor allocations to European ‘real assets’ including natural resources, transportation and specialist real estate. »

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. »

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