Mega deals fuel Japan private equity

Foreign private equity firms armed with the capital are betting big on carve-out opportunities in Japan, a Bain & Co. report revealed.

Apax pulls GP-led deal

The buyout firm is no longer proceeding with its proposal to move assets from Apax Europe VII into a continuation vehicle, sister title Secondaries Investor has learned.

Why changing interest deductibility could turn PE ‘upside down’

US GPs do not seem too concerned about a tax reform limiting interest expense deductibility.

The ultimate deal mechanic

What’s right for one portfolio company may not be right for another, but there are several common operational levers private equity firms can employ to jump-start growth and enhance returns.

KKR: Time to ‘lean in’ to Asia

In a report on the region the private equity giant tells investors to capitalise on Asia’s emerging markets story through opportunities in regional expansion and higher value-add services.

​Portugal’s Explorer struggles to close staple

The lower- and mid-market-focused firm had hired Greenhill Cogent to work on a tender offer process on its 2009-vintage fund.

Meet the woman leading CVC’s healthcare drive

CVC head of European healthcare Cathrin Petty has overseen a fourfold increase in dealflow as the firm raises its allocation to the sector.

IT exit multiples drop

The sector remained the third most expensive in EMEA, behind only real estate and financials.

Carlyle Africa fund to broaden remit following MD hire

The $698m sub-Saharan fund is looking at opportunities in North Africa following a market resurgence across the continent.

Are European investors risking an overdose?

There were no shortage of takers for the debt financing backing the buyout of German drugs firm Stada, despite concerns over the structure.