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12 December 2014

Small is beautiful $

lyrique_swaay_150sq In 20 years Hans van Swaay has seen the private equity industry as an LP, an adviser and a direct investor. He admires the mega funds, but believes niche strategies are the best way to generate outperformance

8 December 2014

Climate of change $

raju Cleantech investors face strong headwinds. Vikram Raju says backing experienced managers in unpopular niches is the key to generating sustainable returns.

5 December 2014

MENA private equity sees new dawn on littered landscape $

Paul Harter The MENA private equity market is emerging from years of relative chaos thanks to increased deal-flow and bigger deals. Gibson Dunn and Crutcher partner Paul Harter explains why it is a new dawn for the region.

1 December 2014

How ESG can really drive those returns $

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 secondaries $

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 Zealand $

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 rough $

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 valuations $

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’ $

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 Baby $

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?

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