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1 December 2014

How ESG can really drive those returnsp

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 secondariesp

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 Zealandp

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 roughp

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

7 November 2014

Alternative metrics allow greater insight into regulated company valuationsp

money funnel tunnel dollars Alternative metrics for regulated businesses can provide great insight into their underlying business value. The BDO Valuations team explains how.

5 November 2014

Cleantech slump ‘just a phase’p

cog_gear_green_170sq1 Cleantech is moving out of its recent slump and into a new growth phase. Management consulting firm McKinsey explains the new mood of enthusiasm in the sector in its 'Myths and realities of cleantech' report.

29 October 2014

Trillion-Dollar Babyp

million dollars The private equity industry has just two years of investable capital at its disposal. Is this the start of a golden era for limited partners?

28 October 2014

German PE investors shifting to sell sidep

german flag Private equity investors in Germany are shifting to the sell side according to CMS Hasche Sigle. The commercial law firm explains all.

20 October 2014

Golden Gate Ventures brings Silicon Valley-style approach to Asian investingp

GGV Capital Vinnie Laurie Taking a Silicon Valley-style approach to web and mobile-based startups in SouthEast Asia is what Golden Gate Ventures’ Vincent Lauria is all about.

15 October 2014

Can co-investments justify the hype?p

handshake deal Co-investments sound perfect. You can back the manager you like, choose the investments you like and there are no – or lower – fees. That’s the theory, but does it work in practice?

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