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22 May 2012

Green growth gathers pace for private equity $

Investors have taken a while to buy into environmental funds – but recent deals show the sector is becoming mainstream.

21 May 2012

Arab Spring could boost MENA region similar to fall of Berlin Wall $

Despite short-term turbulence, the Arab Spring could yet result in a more vibrant and competitive landscape as overseas LPs take a renewed interest in MENA private equity.

16 May 2012

Italian public sector opens up to UK investors $

Having recently confirmed and strengthened the process of liberalisation of it local public services, the Italian government has opened the door to privatisation, with many overseas investors taking an interest.

10 May 2012

Infrastructure grows to meet investor appetite $

:Ìp Despite a slowdown in recent years due to the global economic crisis, institutional investors are realising the benefits of infrastructure as an asset class, according to Joyce Shapiro, managing director at Franklin Templeton Real Assets Advisors.

4 May 2012

Transforming regulatory burden to operational advantage $

The alternative investment industry has found itself squarely in the regulatory spotlight like never before. But how can technology enable the compliance function while supporting wider best practices and operational efficiencies?

27 April 2012

Alternative investment industry looks to upgrade technology infrastructure $

The alternative investments sector is increasingly the subject of scrutiny. Numerous regulatory initiatives and investor demands are putting the industry under immense pressure to demonstrate improved reporting and communication throughout the private equity value chain.

26 April 2012

Private equity braces for changes with AIFMD $

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 landscape $

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 radical $

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 portfolios $

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.

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