Global private equity and venture capital news and research


8 October 2014

High valuations causing decline in deal activityp

up growth rising graph US private equity (PE) deal activity continues to subside as both deal counts and overall capital invested were down in 3Q. Data provider PitchBook investigates the reasoning beneath the trend.

1 October 2014

Africa provides annual $90bn opportunity for private equity infrastructurep

construction infrastructure building crane Private equity firms are the perfect partner to help Africa bridge its annual $90bn infrastructure spending gap, new research suggests.

26 September 2014

Increased valuations boosting private equity, venture capital portfoliosp

money-wallet-291317-m Private equity and venture capital portfolios alike have benefited from the recent run-up in valuations. Pitchbook’s latest report takes a closer look at the subject.

17 September 2014

New technologies key to rapid buy-and-build EBITDA growthp

Dave Bowen Technology implementation is a key part of getting rapid results in a private equity buy-and-build strategy according to MM4 Technology Solutions CEO Dave Bowen.

8 September 2014

Pension funds seek to make their voices heardp

Voice microphone talk GPs need to be better aware of the particular challenges and requirements facing pension funds when seeking to add this investor group as limited partners

27 August 2014

Investors eye change as cycle takes a turnp

eye Amidst concerns over an overheating investment environment, positives can be drawn from a private equity industry seeking improvements to how it does business.

27 August 2014

Investing at the sharp endp

coloured pencils With a focus on providing financial services to those in the US academic field, TIAA-CREF is well aware of the needs of asset classes such as private equity to deliver on its promises, says Marina Mavrakis, the group’s head of portfolio management for private markets.

22 August 2014

UK industrials, manufacturing rebound offers private equity opportunitiesp

welding-industrial_sq Private equity opportunities abound in the resurgent UK industrials and manufacturing sector, a bellwether for the wider economy. Gordon Hague, investment director at Lloyds Bank private equity arm LDC, explains where the smart dealmaking lies.

19 August 2014

Getting staff, management on side during divestments critical to successp

EY_Michel.Driessen.2013_high.res Why is it so important to get management and employees on board when divesting a business? Michel Driessen, who heads up professional services firm EY’s operational transaction services team, reveals all.

14 August 2014

Elephant in the roomp

elephant With many LPs preferring a ‘wait and see’ approach on a still-emerging African private equity scene, a recent spate of deals and some high-profile fundraisings suggest the region is fast becoming a serious investment destination.

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