Political uncertainty dampens Europe buy-and-build

Add-on acquisitions dropped almost 15% in the first half of the year, according to a report by Silverfleet Capital Partners.

How debt investors are getting in on the buy-and-build trend

The volume of add-on acquisitions has shot up recently, and firms are using this trend to add more leverage to their debt portfolios.

Global firms seek a piece of Japan carve-out action

EQT and Apollo are the latest to eye Tokyo, but a lack of large deals in the country may pose a challenge.

EQT mulls Japan hires, may open Tokyo office – exclusive

The investment firm, which has focused on Europe and the US, is planning to boost its Asia IR team with more Japanese professionals.

Asian GPs to prioritise geographic expansion

Asia-Pacific managers are putting stronger emphasis on diversifying their asset base to gain exposure to faster growing markets, according to a survey by Dechert.

German clampdown on FDI caps wider threat to PE

Private equity managers and their LPs could stand to lose from government intervention on foreign direct investment.

Lyceum relaunches with new fund and new name – exclusive

The UK mid-market firm's senior team has raised a £200m fund to invest in European tech and business services, with backers including Pantheon and Idinvest.

Singapore leads deal activity in SE Asia – EY report

Investors continue to bet on higher economic growth, rising investment in technology and growing middle class in the region.

Charterhouse mulls secondaries process on Fund IX

One of the UK's oldest buyout firms is in early stage talks with investors about a process on its €4bn Charterhouse Capital Partners IX.

Private equity’s impending disruption

The operating model for sponsors has held steady for 30 years, but data science advances are set to change all that, say Ian Picache and Sajjad Jaffer of Two Six Capital.

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