Home Commentary

Commentary

Thought leadership from the secondaries sector’s leading voices including legal experts, industry veterans, asset class specialists (from real estate to private equity) and academics.

How to succeed in the ‘take-private’ arena

Private equity firms with the right proactive mindset and approach stand to capitalise on public companies who want to go private.

Longer-dated funds: the shifting return focus of private equity

Macfarlanes' Christopher Good examines how such vehicles should be structured in order to maximise incentives while managing return expectations.

Why Turkish PE could delight LPs

eFront's chief strategy officer dives deep into the performance of Turkey's private equity funds.

The holy trinity of terms: preferred return

In the final instalment of a three-part series, long-time limited partner turned consultant Ray Maxwell reflects on shortcomings of the hurdle rate in private equity and proposes an alternative.

Why the hurdle rate needs a revamp

For all the debate it provokes, the conventional hurdle rate has remained stubbornly untouched since the ’80s.

Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of auctions

The auction process is not as chaotic as it may at first seem – nor are strategics always the most persistent buyers, says Houlihan Lokey's Justin Abelow.

Apocalypse now as no-deal Brexit looms

Private assets managers are being forced to consider the consequences of what once seemed unthinkable – the UK crashing out of the EU with no trade agreement.

The next wave of African PE

A potential goldmine of private equity opportunity beckons in a market where dealflow has been tougher than expected.

Meketa: ‘Closed-end fund format now showing its limitations’

John Haggerty, director of private markets investments at Meketa Investment Group, discusses the US pensions’ views on private equity investments in Asia.

Have you been walking the walk?

There’s just one week left to enter Private Equity International’s 2018 Operational Excellence Awards – don’t miss your chance.

Copyright PEI Media

Not for publication, email or dissemination