Fund structuring is becoming ever more complex, driven by more stringent LP requirements, tighter regulation and increasingly global investment strategies, says Dirk Holz, director at RBC Investor and Treasury Services.
The private equity industry is not immune from public scrutiny, as well as demanding investors. Aidan Connolly, CEO of Luxembourg-based fund services provider Alter Domus considers what buyout firms need to learn from other industries
Today’s tech revolution will reshape private equity in major ways, leading to greater specialisation, transparency and rigour, according to eFront’s Thibaut de Laval. That will make it easier than ever to discern the best from the rest and will open up alternative investing
Private equity firms should direct as much energy in maximising the potential of their teams, cultures and business-of-the-business as they do in generating investment alpha, if they want to secure a competitive edge for the next decade, suggests Goldman Sachs’ Chris Kojima
Secondaries firm Pomona Capital celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Chief executive and founder Michael Granoff discusses how the secondaries environment and Pomona have evolved and what he sees for the future
With high prices and fierce competition for assets, PwC Germany partner Dr Oliver Schulte Ladbeck, head of business development for PwC Europe Deals, considers whether GPs can sustain the current level of returns
Private foundations can be attractive investment partners, but deals need to be structured with the exit in mind to avoid some tricky tax issues, say Stephanie Pindyck-Costantino, P Thao Le and Christopher Bird of Pepper Hamilton.