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26 January 2015

Treasure hunt $

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 growth $

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 election $

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 beautiful $

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 change $

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 landscape $

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.

1 December 2014

How ESG can really drive those returns $

red-tape_lrg Far from being a cost to private equity, new research from Pantheon shows that good environmental, social and governance practices are a driver of value

27 November 2014

Auction shows way forward for secondaries $

p32-33 Venator - Harriet Dedman sml Private equity real estate secondaries are rare. Does the general partner-led auction of positions in China’s Trophy Property Development provide a transparent route to liquidity for others to follow?

14 November 2014

Opportunity knocks for private equity in New Zealand $

Nigel Bingham Pencarrow With a GDP around $180bn, or roughly one eighth of Australia’s economy, New Zealand is a small market, but according to Pencarrow executive director Nigel Bingham it offers enough investment opportunities – and the size can actually give private investors an advantage.

13 November 2014

Diamonds in the rough $

John holloway EIF John Holloway runs Europe’s largest venture capital portfolio for the European Investment Fund. The policy remit is to support SMEs, but for Holloway the bottom line is equally important

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