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Hurdle rates in emerging markets should end in tiers

The industry standard creates misalignment problems and needs rethinking for growth investors, says fund investor Dave Richards.

Full interest deductibility is critical for PE – AIC

The message to lawmakers is simple: do not harm a long-standing, proven catalyst for business success, says the industry body's president and chief executive.

A sensible Brexit, not soft or hard

Nick Campsie, a private equity investor and former Remain campaigner, on the unhelpful terminology of the UK’s negotiations to leave the EU.

The leadership challenge

GPs need to focus more on upgrading a portfolio company’s management team, argue Justin Allen and Dave Ulrich.

Due diligence: Operational excellence begins at home

Investors in private equity need to pay closer attention to the operational infrastructure of their managers, writes Hamilton Lane's Mario Giannini.

Corporate strategy: Underestimating the competition

Financial sponsors in growth markets forget a crucial element of their business plan, says Robert Bing Maybe it’s just that business plans are written from the wrong perspective.

Secret squirrel: the CEO on finding the right private equity partner

Heading up a private-equity backed business means looking to the future rather than staying stuck in the present, says our anonymous CEO

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