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11 February 2014

Strong brand a “critical differentiator” for private equity firmsp

For fundraising, deal sourcing and attracting employees, a recognised private equity brand makes it easier for firms to succeed in a competitive market, according to a new report, with GPs increasingly coming to recognise how important it is to actively manage their reputation.

6 February 2014

Poor year for Israeli private equity as deal activity slumpsp

In all, 2013 was a relatively poor one for Israeli private equity activity in terms of both the number of deals and the volume of investments, with a a 39 per cent decrease in invested capital.

3 February 2014

Credit funds rush to fill financing black holep

Institutional investors are increasingly reshuffling their portfolios to make room for alternative lending funds, as new managers emerge to replace banks in the traditional financing space and fixed income strategies continue to disappoint.

20 January 2014

Bottleneck looms as AIFMD implementation nears for fund managersp

With only six months to go until full implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive on July 22, fewer than 20 per cent of fund managers have submitted an application for AIFMD authorisation.

13 January 2014

Infrastructure debt enters the frame with promise of long-term yieldp

With the liabilities of many institutional investors' skewing their investment portfolio towards matching lower-risk, fixed income investments, infrastructure debt is increasingly putting itself in the frame as other assets disappoint.

10 January 2014

Leading Europe’s charge for a more open private equity industryp

With financial downturns and regulatory challenges behind it, the EVCA aims to lead the continued evolution of Europe’s private equity and venture capital industry as it takes on a greater public profile, says its secretary general Dörte Höppner

20 December 2013

Benelux private equity punches above its weightp

Private equity in Benelux has benefitted from the region’s strong historical economic performance and outlook, which has attracted funds and investor attention, especially in the Netherlands. At the same time, the region has historically produced many private equity opportunities as well.

19 December 2013

Risks mount as direct investments grow in popularityp

Since the financial crisis there has been increased interest among private equity investors for investing directly alongside their fund managers in underlying portfolio companies. While it is easy to understand why – the promise of better returns is only the most obvious among a host of reasons – direct investments can be risky.

17 December 2013

Supply of managed accounts grows to meet investor demandp

In the continuingly difficult fundraising environment, more and more European managers are adding flexible structures to their offering to supplement – or even, in some cases, to replace – traditional commingled funds

16 December 2013

Indian M&A decreases against rise in private equity investmentp

While India's M&A activity declined year-on-year in a cautious investment period, its private equity activity saw a marked increase.

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