Our survey sheds light on how sponsors expect coronavirus to affect their plans in the near term, including fundraising, new investments and portfolio company layoffs.
Chemist in lab
Foreign PE firms looking to acquire healthcare-related companies in Europe can expect another three months of FDI review added to the deal process.
EQT Japan
The number of divestitures by public companies has changed little in the past decade, but PE participation is rising.
Tokyo, Japan
The firm held the final close on Carlyle Japan Partners IV last week on around $2.4bn, more than double its 2013-vintage predecessor.
Navigate
Market volatility has led to stalled deals, the withdrawal of sellers and the return of MAC clauses.
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The coronavirus pandemic is one of multiple threats to manager-initiated deals, which accounted for around one-third of total secondaries market volume last year.
coal transport
The asset manager has pulled plans for either a private sale or IPO for an Australia-based coal export terminal amid travel restrictions and market volatility.
Travel disruption from coronavirus
Sponsors are also pushing for longer due diligence windows to account for disruption caused by coronavirus and to better understand its impact, a law firm has said.
Subdued distributions, an aversion to tech and declining valuations were among the key trends shaping private equity in the region last year.
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