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26 February 2015

PE firms scored monster $500bn of exits last year amid options opening upp

exit-sign-5_sq Exit activity was wide open last year as firms benefited from all three customary exit routes. Pitchbook explains the lay of the land in its H1 2015 PE Exits report.

16 February 2015

West ‘lags emerging markets on female representation’p

WPEN2 (1) The inaugural meeting of the Women in Private Equity Network Summit took place in London recently – and one of the key themes for delegates was the small number of women at the top of the industry in the West, compared to emerging markets

2 February 2015

If the price is right…p

stock market graph The buyout market today looks a lot like 2006. Prices are rising, leverage is up, T&Cs lax, competition for assets is fierce. Does this mean that returns are heading down?

30 January 2015

Digging for cashp

5 Liverpool Street platform tunnels _162393 sml sq Infrastructure projects need $57trn over the next 15 years. But with many investors disappointed by their experience, how can deals be structured to give institutions the returns to justify the risk?

26 January 2015

Treasure huntp

Wooden treasure chest with valuables. beads, necklaces and other jewelry After years in the doldrums, the private equity fundraising environment has improved dramatically over the past two years – but that doesn’t mean all funds will catch a following wind

20 January 2015

French SME support model could provide template for Africa growthp

Jean-Luc Koffo Vovor Kusuntu Could Africa learn from the French model as it looks to support growth through SME development? Kusuntu Partners managing partner Jean-Luc Koffi Vovor believes so.

19 January 2015

Private equity deal delays likely in run-up to UK general electionp

news_gary_tipper_lrg Gary Tipper, managing partner at Palatine Private Equity, discusses the upcoming General Election and the impact this may have on private equity investment activity

12 December 2014

Small is beautifulp

lyrique_swaay_150sq In 20 years Hans van Swaay has seen the private equity industry as an LP, an adviser and a direct investor. He admires the mega funds, but believes niche strategies are the best way to generate outperformance

8 December 2014

Climate of changep

raju Cleantech investors face strong headwinds. Vikram Raju says backing experienced managers in unpopular niches is the key to generating sustainable returns.

5 December 2014

MENA private equity sees new dawn on littered landscapep

Paul Harter The MENA private equity market is emerging from years of relative chaos thanks to increased deal-flow and bigger deals. Gibson Dunn and Crutcher partner Paul Harter explains why it is a new dawn for the region.

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