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29 January 2016

Amplifying the signal, attenuating the noise $

volume-949240_1920 Weathergage Capital co-founders Tim Bliamptis and Judith Elsea explain how the hype cycle around venture capital-backed companies is masking more meaningful changes in the investment space. Investors may be wondering how the ongoing sell off in the public markets will impact the operating performance and valuations of venture backed companies. The media is now fanning[...]

28 January 2016

Technology is pivotal to today’s sustainable investing $

Samer Salty Zouk Capital CEO Samer Salty takes a look at the opportunities being created by technology's impact on sustainable investing

1 December 2015

Venture Capital: top of the class? $

ux-788002_1920 Venture capital returns are outpacing buyouts in Europe and the US. Is it sustainable, or are we nearing the end of another technology bubble?

25 November 2015

Is CEE ready to join the big boys? $

boy-286809_1920 For many LPs, eastern Europe is no longer an emerging market. But the region has had a difficult crisis. With multiples down, is now the time to be exploiting Europe’s highest growth economies?

12 November 2015

First-time funds can be winners $

Feature-First-time-funds-e1444726895231-300x300 Private equity performance is not as persistent as it once was. And, with many established GPs having had a bad crisis, is it time LPs took a closer look at first-time funds?

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,[...]

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