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10 April 2014

European governments shutting the door on private equityp

Governments across Europe continue to look at opportunities to privatise national assets - many, however, structure the deal terms in ways to preclude private equity.

10 April 2014

Outsourced operating partner model set to rise in prominencep

The outsourced operating partner model is still in its infancy, but it should soon become a far more prevalent approach in private equity because of its obvious advantages over the old model of employed, in-house operating partner.

8 April 2014

African policymakers yet to maximise potential of impact investmentp

Private capital forecast to be the most important source of long-term finance and the main driver of economic progress across the African continent

27 March 2014

‘Optimism abounds’ for private equity in 2014p

Having proven it can react and even thrive in difficult market conditions, private equity continues to navigate 2014 with increased confidence. Optimism abounds regarding investment prospects, exit alternatives and follow-on capital opportunities, according to EY.

10 March 2014

Australia seeks to drive increased foreign investmentp

Australia needs to send a message to the rest of the world that its economy is open for business and is taking deliberate steps to attract foreign investment, according to the country's private equity industry body.

5 March 2014

Private equity braces for uptick in deal activity and ‘ferocious’ competitionp

Private equity investment activity and deal volume look likely to pick-up, with 2013's fundraising success helping to swell the stock of investable capital.

3 March 2014

Secondary pricing on the rise as buyers get to workp

After the slowdown of the first part of 2013, a marked increase in secondary pricing proved to be the distinctive trend of the second half of the year,

3 March 2014

Operational improvement to the fore as bolt-on deals buildp

A review of private equity activity in 2013 has revealed a significant change in buying activity - for the first time ever, add-on acquisitions exceeded platform buy-outs.

27 February 2014

Time for co-investments is nowp

The most frequently cited reasons given for pursuing co-investments is to lower effective fees and shorten the J-curve. Although both are important, the dominant reason should be to enhance returns through deal selection, according to a new white paper.

25 February 2014

LPs flock to co-investments despite unimpressive returnsp

Private equity direct investments undertaken by institutional investors have to date failed to impress, according to recent research.

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