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23 March 2015

Franchising helping private equity scoop up casual dining deals $

Nicola Broadhurst Private equity's recent appetite for the casual dining sector shows no sign of abating. Joe Bedford and Nicola Broadhurst of Stevens & Bolton explain why franchising is helping the asset class fill up on deals.

13 March 2015

Tapping into emerging market potential $

Sarona pic A local base is essential for truly understanding emerging markets businesses and adding value, according to Sarona Asset Management senior partner Vivina Berla.

11 March 2015

LP appetite for Italian private equity still slow seven years after financial crisis $

Cellina IDEA With a lack of appetite from pensions funds and the effects of the 2008 crisis still taking its toll, private equity fundraising in Italy is still challenging according to IDEA Capital head of marketing and institutional sales Federico Cellina.

10 March 2015

Large LPs, buyout firms must collaborate closer amid rise of shadow capital $

handshake deal Bain & Company delves into the growing phenomenon of shadow capital, which is seeing LPs get closer to the PE deals they previously left fully in the hands of fund managers.

4 March 2015

Driving Africa Forward: Growing Private Equity Investment $

Alex-Handrah-Aime-1 Emerging Capital Partners managing director Alex-Handrah Aimé reflects on record private equity fundraising in Africa and what the continent could offer LP investors.

26 February 2015

PE firms scored monster $500bn of exits last year amid options opening up $

exit-sign-5_sq Exit activity was wide open last year as firms benefited from all three customary exit routes. Pitchbook explains the lay of the land in its H1 2015 PE Exits report.

16 February 2015

West ‘lags emerging markets on female representation’ $

WPEN2 (1) The inaugural meeting of the Women in Private Equity Network Summit took place in London recently – and one of the key themes for delegates was the small number of women at the top of the industry in the West, compared to emerging markets

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

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