Global private equity and venture capital news and research


28 July 2014

Herding tendency in Chinese PE, VC has reached ‘mythic proportions’ $

chinastatue_lrg Herd behaviour is a familiar enough phenomenon across the PE and VC world, but, the situation in China has reached mythic proportions. China First Capital explains the latest trends in the country.

24 July 2014

Private office finds match with private equity $

lord-north-mag_sml For the clients of London and Switzerland-based private investment office Lord North Street, private equity can take some getting used to before they are willing to commit their capital for a ten-year lock-up in an often misunderstood asset class.

11 July 2014

Emerging markets still compelling despite LP wariness $

globe world digital The emerging markets story is still a compelling one despite many institutional investors questioning investment in the region, say private markets investment manager Partners Group.

4 July 2014

Asset managers seize opportunities as economy, financial positions improve $

grab money capital dollar M&A activity in the asset management industry is likely to pick up in the next 12 to 24 months according to a new report by global ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service.

4 July 2014

How private equity firms can avoid getting IPO egg on their faces $

Charles 1 Private equity firms need a Plan B amid choppy public markets to avoid getting IPO egg on their faces, according to EY's head of divestment advisory services Charles Honnywill.

2 July 2014

Understanding the nuances of secondary pricing in private equity $

question_170sq Most commentators contend generally that secondary pricing across all private equity strategies has risen in the last several years, but the important question remains: what exactly does one mean by ‘pricing’? Setter Capital reveals all.

18 June 2014

Fresh fund approach eyes gateway to growth $

Germany’s Wermuth Asset Management has taken an inventive approach to encourage investment into a new region with its latest fund, while at the same time addressing LP concerns and managing risk

16 June 2014

LPs renew age-old demand for information $

Investors continue to be surprised that they still need to remind fund managers that good communications lie at the heart of an LP-GP relationship

12 June 2014

Green investment must adapt to mobilise new capital $

Understanding the changing role of green investment and sustainability in LP portfolios could help fund managers raise more capital across the clean energy infrastructure space

10 June 2014

Over 50% of US LPs ‘would rather be working for a Canadian pension plan’ $

Two thirds of LPs would prefer to manage private equity for a Canadian rather than a US pension plan, according to the latest Global Private Equity Barometer from Coller Capital, with half of US pension plan investors preferring to work for a Canadian plan.

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