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26 April 2012

Private equity braces for changes with AIFMDp

European private equity investors accept that they will need to do business differently and in a more costly manner in response to the impending AIFM Directive, even if they do not fully recognise the benefits in terms of increased protection.

24 April 2012

New horizons for India’s emerging PE landscapep

While India’s private equity industry is still very much in its infancy, experienced limited partners recognise its undeniable potential, given the sheer scale of the region’s rapid economic transformation

23 April 2012

UK merger control: a reform less radicalp

Those who were concerned about a potentially radical overhaul of the UK merger regime were relieved last month when the UK government unveiled its long-awaited proposals for reform. Although the rules are to be tightened in certain respects, the proposed changes are far less dramatic than had been feared.

18 April 2012

Firm foundations key to add-on growth in PE portfoliosp

dunedin_nicolfraser_170sq While add-on acquisitions can help drive growth and internationalization of a private equity firm’s portfolio, before building a successful acquisition strategy you need to establish a strong platform for consolidation, according to Nicol Fraser, a partner at UK mid-market investor Dunedin.

13 April 2012

Private equity no longer simply buy and holdp

dollars10_sq Isn't investing in private equity all about buy-and-hold with no liquidity for ten years? Not any more, according to Stefan Braegger of UBS. Over $25bn of stakes in existing private equity funds changed hands between investors in 2011.

4 April 2012

Testing times for private equityp

Net asset values show resilience, deal multiples fall, but dry powder and unrealised investments challenge investors, as secondaries raise record cash for stretched LPs.

30 March 2012

Consumer growth proves catalyst for Brazilp

Upward social mobility is having a profound effect on the opportunities for investors in Brazil, according to Jonathan Blake, head of international private equity funds at SJ Berwin.

29 March 2012

AltAssets Industry Profile: Jon Moultonp

moulton_170sq Despite being principally known as a turnaround specialist, private equity veteran Jon Moulton offers a less than positive investment outlook for near-term investment.

27 March 2012

Concern for eurozone as it underestimates distressed debtp

With distressed assets in the eurozone estimated at between €1.5tn and €2.5tn, well performing eurozone economies can only provide so much of a boost to their suffering fellow members, with concerns that the opportunity in European distressed debt has been underestimated.

22 March 2012

European investors fight back over regulationp

Amidst a bleak economic outlook for the eurozone in 2012, ill thought-out policy is hampering the work of investors seeking to drive growth and recovery.

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