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20 April 2016

South Africa pension funds ‘missing opportunity’ from increased PE allocation potential $

table-mountain-836847_1920 Few pension funds in South Africa are taking advantage of newly-allowed increased allocations to private equity in a "missed opportunity", a report from regional PE industry body SAVCA says.

18 April 2016

Dry powder, new leverage options fail to prevent Euro PE deals slide $

money-1305124_1920 European private equity deal flow dropped considerably in the first quarter of the year as plentiful capital failed to overcome growing investor risk aversion, new research shows.

18 February 2016

Emerging markets private capital fundraising dipped in 2015 amid Western Europe uptick $

earth-11008_1280 Private equity, credit, real asset and infrastructure fundraising for emerging markets declined 17 per cent in 2015 compared to the previous year as investors looked to greater stability in the developed European market, new research suggests.

1 February 2016

Annual US mid-market fundraising remains robust despite big Q4 2015 drop $

vintage-842337_1920 Mid-market US private equity fundraising stayed strong last year despite a slight year-on-year drop in volume and value, new research shows.

3 December 2015

PE returns increasing, biggest firms solidifying IRR outperformance $

business-861325_1920 Private equity return multiples are continuing to increase thanks to a push to exit portfolio companies ahead of a potential softening of the market, new research suggests.

22 September 2015

Family offices favouring direct PE exposure over funds, co-investments $

mayor-917149_1280 The average family office portfolio now boasts about 22 per cent exposure to private equity, including venture capital and co-investment, new research suggests.

2 September 2015

PE fundraising across Central, Eastern Europe soars as rest of continent slips $

czech-republic-457019_1280 Private equity fundraising in the CEE region increased more than three-fold in last year, bucking the trend in the rest of Europe according to new research.

15 July 2015

Pressure easing on bifurcated fundraising market amid influx of capital $

packs-163497_1280 The bifurcation of the private equity fundraising market appears to be receding according to the latest research from global professional services firm Towers Watson.

19 June 2015

LPs still bullish on African PE despite flight to developed market safety $

africa Limited partners remain committed to private equity in Africa despite a global market which has seen many investors take refuge in more developed markets in the US and Europe, research from professional services firm EY suggests.

14 July 2014

Alternative assets managed by top 100 firms continue to rise, hits $3.3tn mark $

dollarsss Global alternative investments controlled by the top 100 managers hit $3.3tn last year, more than $100bn up on the previous 12 months according to new research by Towers Watson.

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