Global private equity and venture capital news and research


2 October 2015

Regulation making it difficult for GPs to access LPs, but not impacting deals says WPEN panel $

papers-262731_640 The heightened regulatory environment is having less of an impact on deal making and more of an effect on GPs looking to access LPs, according to panellists at the Women’s Private Equity Network Summit.

25 September 2015

WestBridge Capital, portfolio company bChannels lift the lid on the reality behind an MBO $

pot-550482_1280 Everyone enters a corporate deal with a set of hopes, expectations, aims and ambitions. Then begins the job of transforming the vision into a reality. Private equity firm WestBridge Capital and portfolio company bChannels open up on the reality behind an MBO.   Valerie Kendall, a partner at WestBridge Capital: We were introduced to bChannels,[...]

26 August 2015

Is PE under threat from the White House? $

white house US private equity has consistently outperformed the stock market. But the industry is still not widely understood and could be in danger of being adversely affected by President Obama’s wide-ranging tax review.

24 August 2015

LPs step out of shadows $

shadow Limited Partners want as much as 50 per cent of their PE exposure in direct investments. Is there any chance of their wishes being fulfilled – and what will it mean for the LP-GP relationship?

20 August 2015

Extra strong MINTs $

lozenges-166975_1280 Large working populations and rapid economic growth prospects characterise Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey. But does institutional private equity have a role to play in the development of the MINTs?

11 August 2015

The importance of considering IP in private equity dealmaking $

Tom Lingard Each year, private equity firms invest billions of pounds to form, develop and reshape ambitious UK companies with high growth prospects. An issue that is not always given due consideration in a private equity deal is the potential opportunities and risks that are associated with intellectual property.

10 August 2015

Sale of the century? $

vintage-842337_1280 Distributions are running at record levels. Cash-rich corporates, leveraged PE firms and an open IPO window have created a seller’s market. With competitively priced acquisitions hard to find, should PE firms be holding on to their investments longer?

3 August 2015

Jewel in the crown? $

tower-of-london-353868_1280 The UK has long been the jewel in Europe’s private equity crown – but with global competition more intense than ever, will general partners be able to maintain returns over the long term?

29 July 2015

Time for LPs to hit the debt? $

clock-650753_1280 Private debt is attractive. It has a great risk-return profile and no shortage of managers for LPs to choose from. But with banks lending again, will GPs be able to find sufficient quality opportunities?

24 July 2015

Bright future for VC $

yellow-sunflower-403172_1280 Buyouts have long outperformed venture. But, at the AltAssets LP Summit in June, delegates heard that LP attention is increasing and European venture is beginning to show signs it can produce a decent return for investors

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