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24 May 2016

Apax hits $7bn mark in ninth flagship fundraise

coins-232010_960_720 European private equity group Apax Partners has held an initial close for its ninth buyout fund at $7bn, a LP source with knowledge of the matter told AltAssets.

23 May 2016

Private infra investments “in a league of their own” based on business model, dividends $

bridge-801693_640 Privately-held infrastructure equity investments exhibit unique qualities which put them "in a league of their own" when it comes to business model and dividend payouts, Frédéric Blanc-Brude says.

5 May 2016

Launching first time PE fund more expensive, longer process than many think: Augentius exec $

david bail The process of setting up a private equity firm and launching a first time fund is more expensive and longer than first anticipated according to Augentius’ David Bailey.

4 May 2016

TPG credit, special situations arm buys $1.27bn Credit Suisse distressed debt portfolio

dollar-943737_1920 (1) Private equity major TPG's credit and special situations platform TSSP has sealed the $1.27bn purchase of a stack of distressed debt assets from Credit Suisse Group.

25 April 2016

Apollo teams with IFC for $1bn emerging markets non-performing loans vehicle

currency-946932_1920 Private equity giant Apollo Global Management is teaming up with World Bank investment arm IFC to launch a $1bn debt platform targeting distressed loans in emerging markets.

29 February 2016

Nokia Growth Partners closes $350m ‘internet of things’ fund

nokia-926756_1280 Captive corporate private equity investor Nokia Growth Partners has closed a $350m fund targeting companies developing technologies in the 'internet of things' sector.

18 February 2016

Completed secondaries transactions slightly increased in 2015, with pension funds the biggest sellers

coins-719698_640 The total volume of completed transactions in the secondaries market increased slightly in 2015, hitting $49.6bn according to Setter Capital Volume Report FY 2015.

17 February 2016

Evolution of secondaries has altered how LPs look at GPs, says exec $

coins-232010_960_720 The transformation of the secondaries market from a last resort to an important component in portfolio management has changed the way LPs look at their relationships with GPs according to Investec executive Gregg Kantor.

29 January 2016

Increased client requirements, regulatory pressure changing PE job landscape $

Amanda Grant, Third Street Partners Private equity firms now have to deal with a set of different priorities in portfolio and client relations management, human capital expert Amanda Grant told AltAssets.

29 January 2016

ILPA announces “long-awaited” Fee Reporting Template

handshake-671413-m The Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA) has launched a new Fee Reporting Template to enhance transparency in the private equity industry.

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