The institutional investor perspective on private equity, venture capital and infrastructure funds

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Wooden treasure chest with valuables. beads, necklaces and other jewelryTreasure Hunt

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

Fotolia_45599796_Subscription_Monthly_XXL smlIf the price is right…

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?

5 Liverpool Street platform tunnels _162393 sml sqDigging for cash

Infrastructure projects need $57tn 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?

Canaan LEAD picTwo-thirds of LPs actively looking for secondaries –
at the right price

AltAssets survey reveals increasing appetite in the secondaries market as deal volume continues to grow

WPEN2 (1)West ‘lags emerging markets on female representation’

The inaugural Women in Private Equity Network Summit took place in London recently. A key theme for delegates was the small number  of women at the top of the industry in the West, compared to emerging markets

LP Perspectives

Wouter Jan Naborn_ Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering sml sqWouter Jan Naborn, Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering
Strong on service

A decade into its private equity journey, Pensioenfonds Horeca & Catering has switched from funds of funds to a managed account. Wouter Jan Naborn says it will help diversify the portfolio over different vintage years and bring stability

ACP_20130115_Lindauer_071_FEINDATEN (1)Michael Lindauer, Allianz Capital
Adding a dash of spice

Allianz Capital Partners spices up its private equity portfolio with a smattering of ‘riskier’ funds. Africa has not traditionally been within the fund manager’s remit, but it is now exploring whether the time is right to invest in the continent

Christophe Bavière smlChristophe  Bavière, Idinvest Partners
Big bang theory

Idinvest Partners is strictly focused on continental European SMEs. CEO Christophe Bavière tells Limited Partner how this underserved market has generated returns to venture and growth investors “north of 25 per cent”

Photo JMF - CouleurJean-Marie Fabre, Parvilla
Small is beautiful

French private equity firm Parvilla looks to limit the risk of emerging market deals by investing in the ‘more exporting’ countries of northern Europe, according to its CEO and founder Jean-Marie Fabre

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