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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?

10 April 2015

Real estate – the new bond $

b032c342-d643-466a-a48f-d5d56e8b93e9 Real estate is seen as a safe haven. But massive capital inflows are driving pricing to unjustifiable levels in core markets. As leverage creeps back up, is investment in the sector built on solid foundations?

31 March 2015

Middle East ready for rise of first $1bn tech startup exits $

Amir Farha BECO A handful of Middle East tech startups have the potential to break the $1bn valuation ceiling through an exit over the next three-to-five years, BECO Capital believes.

27 March 2015

Unison Capital: Branching out into Korea $

korea With three successful Japan funds under its belt, and another on its way, Unison Capital is all set to extend its strong track record to the Korean market.

23 March 2015

Franchising helping private equity scoop up casual dining deals $

Nicola Broadhurst Private equity's recent appetite for the casual dining sector shows no sign of abating. Joe Bedford and Nicola Broadhurst of Stevens & Bolton explain why franchising is helping the asset class fill up on deals.

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