Coller emerges as preferred buyer in Nordic deal – exclusive

The secondaries specialist will participate in a proposed transaction to move assets from Nordic’s 2008-vintage fund to a new vehicle.

Trends of the Year: Investing in GPs

General and limited partners have shown growing interest in acquiring manager stakes during 2017.

UK private equity spends big after Brexit slump

Buyout values totalled €27.1bn across 181 deals this year, up from €14.7bn across 398 transactions in 2016, according to data from CMBOR.

All in the same boat

US managers navigating changes to interest deductibility rules can turn to their British and German counterparts for advice and, if they’re lucky, hope.

Trends of the Year: The rise of cov-lite loans

This year we asked whether private equity investors should be worried about the continued loosening of debt covenants.

Trends of the Year: the rise of Japan

With structural changes in place, increased appetite from LPs and strong dealflow, Japan will continue to be a major market for private equity.

Looking back: Asia in 2017

The year delivered strong exits for GPs, increased dealflow in Japan, South Korea and Australia as well as a pick-up in fundraising.

Europe builds a case for add-ons

Acquisitions by private equity-backed companies with European headquarters rose 20% during the first half, according to Silverfleet Capital.

Emerging markets CEE: data digest

Political risk is a key concern for investors across the region.

Emerging markets CEE: Local knowledge is crucial in Turkey

Working in the country requires feet on the ground.