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3 May 2013

Finding the new investment opportunities in African infrastructurep

Whilst in recent years the African investment narrative has been dominated by success in the natural resources and telecoms sectors, today it is the infrastructure sector that is most likely to provoke interest and generate returns.

1 May 2013

“Major changes” needed for Russia’s VC industry to realise its potentialp

The past year showed a higher level of maturity and transparency in Russia's venture capital market, where the investment focus shifted from early to later stages of project maturity. However, the sector must offer a sufficient pipeline of projects so that the pace of development doesn't slow down.

15 April 2013

High hopes for private equity’s growth in South-East Asiap

Until recently the forgotten relative, South-East Asia appears to be returning to favour as macro factors begin to pull back more attractive continental economies

12 April 2013

LPs seek to bridge infrastructure investment gapp

A growing trend for limited partners to bypass traditional fund structures in a developing infrastructure space reflects a more active approach from today’s investors – though the strategy is not without its pitfalls

11 April 2013

An insiders’ look at prospects for fundraising in 2013p

With fundraising posing a more difficult challenge than ever before, experts at the centre of the placement industry shed light on a process where success is increasingly a game of small margins.

10 April 2013

“New wave of growth” anticipated for alternative assetsp

Although the financial crisis did much to check the seemingly unstoppable advance of alternative assets, institutional investors are now anticipating a “new wave of growth” in allocation to alternatives.

2 April 2013

UK lower mid-market stays robust in face of industry challengesp

Despite a number of successful buyouts, exits and a wave of new funds coming to market in 2012, patchy dealflow, a scarcity of bank debt and a lack of good quality assets resulted in yet another tough period for UK lower mid-market private equity.

27 March 2013

China’s limited partners wise upp

With commitments from China’s home-grown LPs set to grow dramatically, international investors are keen to make sure they don’t get left behind

26 March 2013

Private equity: Public eyep

After years of avoiding the spotlight, private equity reaped a whirlwind of its own making when it came under attack from politicians, the press and the public. And despite more openness, the industry is only beginning to repair its public image

15 March 2013

Sovereign wealth funds set sights on secondariesp

Sovereign wealth funds are moving on from simply writing big cheques to taking a hands-on approach within a still-growing private equity secondaries market.

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