Global private equity and venture capital news and research


26 October 2016

Investor communication a critical challenge for PE – but standardisation is no panacea $

desktop-background-1647928_1280 Augentius CEO Ian Kelly outlines the problems with LP/GP communications and transparency, and hypothesises the way to move things forward.

29 September 2016

Listening to LPs, learning patience are keys to saving struggling fundraises $

fall-163496_1280 (1) GPs must be patient, get the timing right, and listen to what LPs in the market are saying to turn around a struggling fundraise according to First Avenue partner Michael Henningsen.

14 June 2016

The Science of Deal Sourcing 101 – Revisited $

business-962355_1920 Private equity firms are reviewing more deals on average through the first quarter of 2016, according to updated data from Sutton Place Strategies. Catherine Daly and Nadim Malik from the firm reveal how the new data changes things from their Spring 2015 report.

13 May 2016

DC pensions – the holy grail for private equity? $

summit-cross-225578_1920 Pantheon channels $33bn of LP capital to GPs through funds of funds, co-mingled funds, secondaries and co-investments. Its business is built on delivering outperformance over 25-plus years. Now the firm is ready to pull the trigger on the vast DC market

10 May 2016

Helping build bridges between LPs and GPs $

Jen Choi ILPA Huge strides have been made in bridging the apparent gulf in understanding between the needs of LPs on the one hand, and GPs on the other. Much of the progress has been thanks to the work of the ILPA in introducing new industry standards.

5 May 2016

Playing the long game: should LPs be upping commitments to alternative assets? $

chess-1155421_1920 Private equity has delivered – yet most LPs are way below the allocation of top performers like Yale. Should more LPs be playing the long game and committing more to alternative asset classes?

4 May 2016

Betting on insurance: Augmentum Capital’s Tim Levene $

Tim Levene   Augmentum Capital Augmentum Capital co-founder Tim Levene looks at the latest fintech sector ripe for private equity disruption: insurance.

11 April 2016

Industry clearly needs a nudge regarding gender diversity $

equality-1245578_640 The private equity industry is a latecomer to the gender diversity discussion but the issue has been growing in importance over the past few years.

6 April 2016

PE managers turning to innovative approaches to tackle LP liquidity, transparency needs $

direction-1014026_1920 Innovative private equity managers are looking to tackle liquidity and transparency issues in new ways to meet the needs of their clients. State Street Global Exchange's head of EMEA JR Lowry explains.

16 February 2016

No turning back – the perils of past performance $

Past performance is no longer a guide to buyout performance. If LPs can’t assess a GP by its track record, how can they make the crucial investment decisions that make it worth participating in the asset class?

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