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5 November 2015

New dawn for India’s private equity $

Taj Mahal at Dawn - Agra - India India’s business giants are turning their hands to private equity, both at the corporate and personal level. Arvind Mathur, president of the IVCA, says the industry will benefit from economic reforms and the opening up of institutional markets

2 November 2015

Is big really beautiful? $

Feature-LBOs-e1444727353757-300x300 LBOs have surprised everyone – far from falling like dominos, large buyouts have delivered value to investors. Money is pouring into new funds. But do GPs have the skills to carry them through the next crisis?

19 October 2015

Does PE still have pulling power? $

Pension funds have been attracted to private equity because it has generated outperformance. But with returns in some markets not meaningfully above public markets, is the industry doing enough to meet the needs of its customers?

2 October 2015

Regulation making it difficult for GPs to access LPs, but not impacting deals says WPEN panel $

papers-262731_640 The heightened regulatory environment is having less of an impact on deal making and more of an effect on GPs looking to access LPs, according to panellists at the Women’s Private Equity Network Summit.

25 September 2015

WestBridge Capital, portfolio company bChannels lift the lid on the reality behind an MBO $

pot-550482_1280 Everyone enters a corporate deal with a set of hopes, expectations, aims and ambitions. Then begins the job of transforming the vision into a reality. Private equity firm WestBridge Capital and portfolio company bChannels open up on the reality behind an MBO.   Valerie Kendall, a partner at WestBridge Capital: We were introduced to bChannels,[...]

26 August 2015

Is PE under threat from the White House? $

white house US private equity has consistently outperformed the stock market. But the industry is still not widely understood and could be in danger of being adversely affected by President Obama’s wide-ranging tax review.

24 August 2015

LPs step out of shadows $

shadow Limited Partners want as much as 50 per cent of their PE exposure in direct investments. Is there any chance of their wishes being fulfilled – and what will it mean for the LP-GP relationship?

20 August 2015

Extra strong MINTs $

lozenges-166975_1280 Large working populations and rapid economic growth prospects characterise Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey. But does institutional private equity have a role to play in the development of the MINTs?

11 August 2015

The importance of considering IP in private equity dealmaking $

Tom Lingard Each year, private equity firms invest billions of pounds to form, develop and reshape ambitious UK companies with high growth prospects. An issue that is not always given due consideration in a private equity deal is the potential opportunities and risks that are associated with intellectual property.

10 August 2015

Sale of the century? $

vintage-842337_1280 Distributions are running at record levels. Cash-rich corporates, leveraged PE firms and an open IPO window have created a seller’s market. With competitively priced acquisitions hard to find, should PE firms be holding on to their investments longer?

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