Global private equity and venture capital news and research


5 December 2012

European private debt funds rise to the occasionp

Over the last twelve months there has been a surge in interest for private debt funds to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the growing imbalance between demand and supply of debt finance for European corporates.

3 December 2012

Benchmarking evolves in shifting private equity marketplacep

As asset managers look to private equity to secure returns that can no longer be achieved from traditional asset classes, clear strategies are needed to evaluate the performance of their investments and validating their decisions in an increasingly complex marketplace.

30 November 2012

Rising risk appetite boosts listed private equityp

While difficult funding situation in the eurozone presents obstacles to many private equity firms, it also creates opportunities for those that can find funding from other sources, according to a recent report.

27 November 2012

New challenges as private equity goes internationalp

binary_tech_170sq The increasingly global nature of the private equity sector has led general partners of private equity funds to consider the adoption of a more international investment strategy, but care needs to be taken to ensure that the tools and processes needed to support the proposed expansion are in place.

26 November 2012

Shedding light on due diligencep

light_dark_depth_sea_170sq With a greater focus on due diligence anticipated in coming years, it’s not just higher volumes that LPs are expecting; they are also looking to broaden the scope and depth of such reviews.

20 November 2012

Canadian innovators hampered by lack of venture supportp

tech_light_170sq Canadian companies are simply unable to raise the same amount of venture capital as their US peers, as part of a continuing struggle to exploit the country's emerging technology sectors and entrepreneurial communities, a new report has suggested.

9 November 2012

Derisking vital to attracting private sector investors to infrastructurep

Harnessing just a one per cent increase in the contribution from UK pension funds’ total investment, or a snippet of the global sovereign wealth fund market, would give a vital boost to underfunded infrastructure networks.

31 October 2012

The politicisation of regulationp

Cynics could be forgiven for thinking the plethora of regulation that continues to descend upon world financial markets has gathered an increasingly unhealthy proportion of its momentum from politically motivated factors, at the expense of longer term concerns over those markets.

31 October 2012

How private equity can beat stock marketsp

lyrique_swaay_150sq Advocates of private equity will often argue that there is little correlation between private equity and stock markets and its critics argue that public and private markets simply move in tandem.

26 October 2012

Alternatives set for boom says McKinseyp

A new report from McKinsey predicts a new wave of growth in institutional allocations to alternatives, but private equity will have to fight to prove itself if it is to benefit.

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