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Private equity managers downbeat on 2023 fundraising prospects

Venture capital executives are more cautiously optimistic on their fundraising prospects for this year, in contrast with a comparatively downbeat outlook among private equity peers, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence’s new 2023 Private Equity Outlook Survey. The report surveyed a total of 511 private equity, venture capital and limited

ESG-linked private equity compensation key for investors

ESG considerations have a key role to play in private equity investment practice, with 52% of LP fund investors believing GP compensation should be directly linked to ESG goals, a new industry sentiment survey shows. The report, ‘The Cost of Playing the Game: The Brackendale Private Equity LP Sentiment Survey

Cybersecurity, ESG challenges loom large, Crestbridge survey shows

Cybersecurity, ESG and compliance are among the key challenges facing the fund management industry, according to a wide-ranging survey by private equity and real estate capital administrator Crestbridge. The study found that hot topics for investors during the fundraising due diligence process were cybersecurity (71.43%) and ESG (57.14%), as reported

Emerging Europe M&A 2021 activity rebounds with deal value soaring

Findings from the CMS Emerging Europe M&A 2021 report, published today in cooperation with EMIS, show that 2021 was a year of rebound and recovery for deal-makers in emerging Europe. Not only did the region recover from its dip in 2020, with 2021 transaction levels rising to 2,015 deals (up

PE-backed ‘Buy and Build’ acquirers drive 2021 deal making to record volumes

2021 was a bumper year for UK Tech M&A according to tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance. Unprecedented deal activity shows a record 1,070 deals announced, generating a 44 per cent increase in deals over 2020.  In its UK Technology M&A Snapshot report, ICON reveals that year-on-year growth was 44

New report reveals how VC firms can level the playing field for Black women

Astia, a twenty year old organisation dedicated to levelling the investment playing field through intentional investment in women-led companies, has released the findings from a three-year pilot, which was launched when Astia first uncovered a racial bias within its investment decision-making process. Astia Edge, Our Failure to Invest in Black

New Apperio report highlights PE’s changing legal spend priorities

Private equity firms value their legal departments more as a result of the pandemic – and it’s causing them to shuffle their legal spend priorities. That’s according to a new report from Apperio titled, Controlling Costs in Private Equity: The PE Legal Spend Landscape for 2022 which reveals that 71

Spanish private capital hit second highest level in 2021

According to the first estimates obtained by the Spanish Association of Capital, Growth and Investment (ASCRI) through the European platform EDC, the volume of private capital investment in Spain during 2021 reached EUR7.49 billion from a total of 841 investments. Despite the new global pandemic scenario, the venture capital segment

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