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Asia New Year
Vietnam, continuation funds and Chinese IPOs will be on the menu for Asian private equity this year.
New EU rules on ESG, corporate carve-outs and higher taxes driving dealflow could dominate the European private equity scene this year.
GP stakes
Investcorp’s team focuses on mid-market GPs, which it believes presents a more robust opportunity than the larger side of the market.
car keys, rev, revving engine, US economy
More SPACs, a return of big deals, a greater focus on the homeland and government policies to fuel economic growth are key themes to watch for this year.
Almost two-thirds of investors said they expect capital calls to exceed distributions in 2021, according to a survey by Montana Capital Partners.
Financial stock market
For GPs, teaming up with strategic buyers and tapping assets on smaller listed indices could lead to an increase in public-to-private deals over the next year, say industry practitioners.
Coronavirus steroids
Businesses that should seek new ownership aren’t being listed for sale during coronavirus, Tim Sims, founder of Pacific Equity Partners, tells delegates at PEI’s Value Creation Forum: Asia.
Some Indian business owners have become more receptive to private equity capital during the pandemic, Neeraj Bharadwaj, a Mumbai-based MD at Carlyle, told PEI.
The covid-19 pandemic has dealt severe challenges to the emerging markets growth model but fund managers on the ground are making the best of it.
Deal volumes and valuations remain split across sectors despite a rebound in capital markets and the renewed availability of debt, according to the firm’s Private Markets Navigator Outlook 2021.

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