Global private equity and venture capital news and research


13 June 2012

Co-investment key to developing LP relations $

pantheon_mccrary_170sq With the ability to improve returns, without the attached fees or carried interest, it is no surprise that co-investments are fast becoming a widely accepted part of the LP-GP relationship, says Dennis McCrary, head of co-investments at global private equity house Pantheon.

11 June 2012

PE firms capitalise on demand for energy services businesses $

With the increasing pressure on businesses to cut costs, unpredictable and limited supply and the sensitivities surrounding overall energy consumption, private equity firms are capitalising on current corporate demand for energy services companies.

7 June 2012

Mid-market counters European downturn $

Despite overseas investors viewing Europe with trepidation, homegrown LPs are finding much to like about the robust growth prospects of the region’s mid-market.

1 June 2012

Market struggles to match demand for secondaries opportunity $

Regulatory changes and the impact of the financial crisis on certain perennial private equity investors have led to a widespread view that there is much more potential for the secondaries market than has so far been realised.

31 May 2012

Europe’s venture industry wary over regulation $

Europe could miss an opportunity to boost SME financing and growth if new regulation goes ahead, according to private equity industry body EVCA.

30 May 2012

Venture capital: the ‘sex and violence’ portfolio $

blood_hand_170sq Contrary to the views of many limited partners, venture capital offers an essential part to any private equity portfolio, according to Geoff Love, head of venture capital at UK foundation the Wellcome Trust.

25 May 2012

“Lack of readiness” still problem for imminent AIFMD $

With a little over a year to go before the deadline for implementation of Europe's Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, there is still a continuing lack of clarity about the new rules, with many in the private equity industry unsure how to best prepare.

23 May 2012

Private equity: Time for a rethink $

lerner_170sq As private equity and venture capital industries brush themselves off in the wake of the financial crisis, it is time to reassess some of the accepted norms to help spur recovery, says Harvard professor Josh Lerner.

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.

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