Global private equity and venture capital news and research


22 May 2014

Ignoring sustainability not viable for private equity $

Amid the recent travails of the sustainable investment space, inaction is no longer an option for investors when it comes to factoring in the carbon-related risk, argues former US Vice President Al Gore.

21 May 2014

Alternative investments poised to enter mainstream $

By 2020, alternatives and passive products together will represent 35 per cent of assets managed by the industry.

2 May 2014

US private equity investors head to Europe in new buyout spree $

Global private equity players that are headquartered in North America have long been investors in European assets, however, recent European M&A processes have seen strong interest from purely US-based private equity firms.

28 April 2014

Funds of funds face fight to measure up $

measure_ruler_benchmark Funds of funds are reshaping their product offerings in the face of continued investor demands for more flexibility and lower costs

23 April 2014

LPs renew age-old demand for information $

Investors continue to be surprised that they still need to remind fund managers that good communications lie at the heart of an LP-GP relationship.

10 April 2014

European governments shutting the door on private equity $

Governments across Europe continue to look at opportunities to privatise national assets - many, however, structure the deal terms in ways to preclude private equity.

10 April 2014

Outsourced operating partner model set to rise in prominence $

The outsourced operating partner model is still in its infancy, but it should soon become a far more prevalent approach in private equity because of its obvious advantages over the old model of employed, in-house operating partner.

8 April 2014

African policymakers yet to maximise potential of impact investment $

Private capital forecast to be the most important source of long-term finance and the main driver of economic progress across the African continent

27 March 2014

‘Optimism abounds’ for private equity in 2014 $

Having proven it can react and even thrive in difficult market conditions, private equity continues to navigate 2014 with increased confidence. Optimism abounds regarding investment prospects, exit alternatives and follow-on capital opportunities, according to EY.

10 March 2014

Australia seeks to drive increased foreign investment $

Australia needs to send a message to the rest of the world that its economy is open for business and is taking deliberate steps to attract foreign investment, according to the country's private equity industry body.

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