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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.

14 March 2013

US private equity industry must not fear the spotlightp

The US private equity industry has nothing to gain by avoiding the spotlight and should not be afraid of making its case, says Pam Hendrickson, COO of mid-market specialist The Riverside Company

8 March 2013

Arab Spring drives change as MENA region wins back investor confidencep

Having undergone structural reforms in the past 30 years to support economic growth for an expanding and youthful population base in the MENA region, there is still a relatively limited pool of capital available to support these new investment initiatives.

7 March 2013

Private equity spin-outs set to accelerate as regulation takes holdp

In 2013, the steady flow of spin-outs that has shaped the private equity industry will accelerate, driven increasingly by regulation, as opposed to commercial ambition.

26 February 2013

Financing innovations vital to encourage US entrepreneursp

Despite recent innovations in entrepreneurial finance, particularly at the early stage of business creation, many new and young companies continue to face hurdles to acquire capital.

22 February 2013

Finding a way to exit European buyoutsp

Many of the headline-hitting buyouts of the boom era are still sitting in private equity portfolios, and GPs have adapted to exit large companies in the post-Lehman world, writes Charles Magnay, partner at Altius Associates.

19 February 2013

Private equity promises alpha – even in a downturnp

Even during the financial crisis, private equity transactions were able to generate a substantial excess return over comparable investments in the stock market, according to a new study.

14 February 2013

Secondaries offer solution for US capital locked in Chinap

The future of private equity and venture capital in China is threatened by a huge overhang of illiquid investments, and US institutional investors are at risk in a market that until recently was a source of significant investment profits.

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