Global private equity and venture capital news and research


22 November 2013

Private equity taps into defined contribution pension plans $

US pension plan sponsors with an existing private equity or alternative assets exposure through an existing defined benefit plan will be familiar with the benefits that private equity can potentially bring to defined contribution pension plans.

18 November 2013

Large investors show growing interest in bypassing funds $

Would it not be cool if everybody could profitably invest in private equity without needing the help of intermediaries like private equity funds?

18 November 2013

Opening the doors to general solicitation could herald new era for private equity $

Changes to the SEC’s rules over fundraising could herald widespread changes to how private equity firms interact with their investors. Those preferring to ignore these developments could find themselves out of touch as the industry moves on without them

4 November 2013

Lack of understanding continues to hamper private equity industry $

While buyout firms have done a lot to prepare themselves for the new industry landscape, there is a lot more to be done before the winners and losers are determined and what the wider industry will look like as a result.

4 November 2013

Europe sees “modest upwards trajectory” for buyouts $

The uptick in buyout volume could be the start of a sign that buyers’ and vendors’ pricing expectations are becoming more aligned, especially in the mid to small-cap sector in Europe, according to a new report.

29 October 2013

European M&A market expects long-anticipated boost $

Europe's economy is continuing its slow recovery from the financial crisis, with this new growth appearing to give the M&A market a "long-anticipated" boost.

7 October 2013

Private equity continues to mature as LPs apply even greater scrutiny $

The much greater and more thorough professional scrutiny LPs are applying to a smaller number of select GPs is a key sign of the industry’s maturation, according to law firm Duane Morris.

17 September 2013

No hiding place for the UK private equity industry $

A drive for transparency has only gone part of the way to explaining the UK private equity industry to the wider world, as the BVCA faces its own challenges to adapt to the changing needs of its members

13 September 2013

Funds of funds under scrutiny as private equity moves forward $

Amidst the wider ructions the private equity industry has undergone in the past few years, the continued role of fund of funds managers has engaged a great portion of the debate, as the pricing, positioning and the entire business model of the fund of funds industry has been called into question.

12 September 2013

Private equity still suffering hangover from mid-2000 binge $

hangover alka seltzer A sluggish economic recovery, political uncertainty and a shifting regulatory landscape have dampened private equity activity just as it looked like it might be on the road to recovery, according to a new report.

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