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29 July 2015

Time for LPs to hit the debt? $

clock-650753_1280 Private debt is attractive. It has a great risk-return profile and no shortage of managers for LPs to choose from. But with banks lending again, will GPs be able to find sufficient quality opportunities?

24 July 2015

Bright future for VC $

yellow-sunflower-403172_1280 Buyouts have long outperformed venture. But, at the AltAssets LP Summit in June, delegates heard that LP attention is increasing and European venture is beginning to show signs it can produce a decent return for investors

10 July 2015

How can direct lending firms catch the eye of LPs amid rocketing competition? $

Karl Adam Mainstream European direct lending is becoming increasingly competitive. So which forms of differentiation can offer investors more compelling risk-adjusted returns? Monument Group's Karl Adam explains.

8 July 2015

Could Euro PE, real assets projects see wider capital boost under ELTIF scheme? $

euro-733952_1280 European private equity, infrastructure and real estate projects require a significant boost from wider investor type to hit their capital needs. Could the European Long-Term Investment Fund Scheme be the answer? Giri Girisanthan from Augentius explains.

5 June 2015

Icentis Capital looking to harness Poland’s entrepreneurial spirit $

polish flag After investing in companies on a deal-by-deal basis Warsaw-based Icentis Capital is now in the market with its first Poland-specific institutional fund and looking forward to taking advantage of Poland’s entrepreneurial spirit.

20 May 2015

New generation of Latin America PE fundraisers benefiting from policy changes $

Cate Ambrose LAVCA formal Despite slowing growth in Latin America, Cate Ambrose of LAVCA says a new generation of private equity fund managers is benefiting from the positive approach of policymakers around the region

5 May 2015

Survival of the fittest? $

Survival snake Loch Ness After fundraising fell off a cliff in the aftermath of the financial crisis, the fund-of-funds industry has stabilised. Is a shakeout under way, or can managers adapt and prosper in the new environment?

29 April 2015

Who would be king? $

chess kings The first generation of private equity founders have reached retirement age. Will the firms they have built over three decades survive their passing?

27 April 2015

Improvements needed in ‘science’ of deal sourcing to combat rife inefficiency $

money deal cash Just 25 per cent of a PE firm's logged deals actually get completed, according to research by Sutton Place Strategies. CEO Nadim Malik says GPs need to improve the 'science' of deal sourcing to overcome inefficiency, misuse of time and money.

22 April 2015

Going through the gears $

news_gear_box_lrg Secondaries investors are an innovative bunch, constantly seeking new ways to generate returns. But is the rise of levered transactions sensible or simply a way of paying higher prices?

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