European VC closes on Silicon Valley

Europe has delivered 30 unicorns over the last decade and the region's tech ecosystem has blossomed to the best the industry has ever known.

Pamplona taps AAC partner for Benelux push

The firm has hired Olaf Tensen, a former partner at Dutch mid-market firm AAC Capital, to drive up investments in the region.

Future special: Keeping dealmaking personal

Attempts to look into the future can conjure up images of a disturbing, even dystopian world, but observers of the private equity market offer a rather more reassuring picture. Technology will be important, but so too will human input

Europe private equity 2018 in five charts

Fundraising and investment activity in the region hit record highs in 2018 with €97.3bn of capital raised and €80.6bn of deals transacted, according to data from Invest Europe.

Funds slower to return to market as dealmaking stalls

The average time between funds increased to four years and three months in 2018, the first such increase in five years, according to EY research.

EMEA cross-border deals pick up in Q1 – report

North American companies accounted for nearly half of deal activity for the period, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

‘Brookfield aims to be relevant at every point in the cycle’ – Flatt

In buying Oaktree and capturing its credit business, Brookfield now has capital to serve its clients at all times, says chief executive Bruce Flatt.

Howard Marks on the Oaktree-Brookfield tie-up

Oaktree Capital Management wasn’t looking for a partner when Brookfield Asset Management approached it about a deal. Founder and industry luminary Howard Marks talks PEI through the transaction, and what lies ahead for private markets.
Chinese outbound

Chinese corporates plot major overseas push

Almost two-thirds of mainland Chinese businesses plan to increase international spending by more than 10% over the next two years, according to Baker McKenzie research.
Businessmen compete for gold coins

How to avoid conflicts in stapled secondaries deals

Full disclosure and fairness opinions are the best ways to mitigate potential conflicts of interest in stapled deals.

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