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2 February 2015

If the price is right… $

stock market graph The buyout market today looks a lot like 2006. Prices are rising, leverage is up, T&Cs lax, competition for assets is fierce. Does this mean that returns are heading down?

30 January 2015

Digging for cash $

5 Liverpool Street platform tunnels _162393 sml sq Infrastructure projects need $57trn over the next 15 years. But with many investors disappointed by their experience, how can deals be structured to give institutions the returns to justify the risk?

26 January 2015

Treasure hunt $

Wooden treasure chest with valuables. beads, necklaces and other jewelry After years in the doldrums, the private equity fundraising environment has improved dramatically over the past two years – but that doesn’t mean all funds will catch a following wind

20 January 2015

French SME support model could provide template for Africa growth $

Jean-Luc Koffo Vovor Kusuntu Could Africa learn from the French model as it looks to support growth through SME development? Kusuntu Partners managing partner Jean-Luc Koffi Vovor believes so.

19 January 2015

Private equity deal delays likely in run-up to UK general election $

news_gary_tipper_lrg Gary Tipper, managing partner at Palatine Private Equity, discusses the upcoming General Election and the impact this may have on private equity investment activity

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?

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