Special Reports

At Private Equity Wire we produce a number of special reports, updated each year to focus on jurisdictional, regulatory, technical and product investment issues in detail. Each report is produced with its own independent editorial and supported with detailed contributions from industry experts.

Please browse the list below to select and read our special reports. Please contact us if you would like to receive a schedule of our special reports or participate in them

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Private Equity Technology Report 2021

The private equity space may have been slower to embrace cutting-edge technology than their hedge fund counterparts, but the market boom and fierce competition are shifting the landscape towards tech solutions.

This report explores the new technological landscape in PE, including tech solutions for cybersecurity, five questions to assess your fundraising operations, the need for integration, and an appeal to ‘share the love’ with GPs


Luxembourg Report 2021

In a challenging time for all aspects of financial services, Luxembourg - Europe’s largest fund domicile - is determined to leverage all emerging opportunities and mitigate any accompanying risks. 

This report explores Luxembourg’s ongoing appeal for fund managers and services providers, the growth of private debt and real estate funds, the importance of Luxembourg’s reputation for stability and supervision, and the need to recruit and train the right talent.


ESG: Sustainability in Private Equity Investing 2021

In a boom time for private equity, with over USD500 billion worth of deals announced globally in H1 20212 alone, the industry is shifting focus to respond to the demands of pension funds and institutional investors by embedding environmental and social governance (ESG) factors into every deal. 
This report outlines the benefits and challenges of this approach, including the superior performance of ESG-informed funds, the problems inherent in the current lack of standardised reporting, and the growing ESG imperative in exiting an investment. 


Secondaries in Focus 2021

Transaction volumes in the private equity secondary market were strong in 2020 and the outlook for 2021 continues to look robust. This report outlines the dominance of GP-led deals in the space also identifying the growing appetite for transactions led by LPs. It highlights the key considerations GPs need to keep in mind when looking to restructure a fund. The report also underscores the rising complexity in the secondaries market, noting the need for deep expertise and thorough due diligence.

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Private Equity Startup Guide 2021

Despite any headwinds caused by the pandemic, the private equity industry has remained strong, with investor demand and planned allocations continuing to grow. However, with high levels of dry powder and increasing regulator scrutiny, startup private equity funds have much to contend with. 

This report outlines the shifting competitive environment startup funds need to navigate. Industry commentators say this has led to growing complexity in transactions as managers seek to entice investors. Having a clear view of the fund’s objectives and a concise way of communicating can also help decide a manager’s fate.