2019 in Asia: China shapes the region

Asia private equity in 2019 will see a reshaping of dealflow, strong investment activity in China and Japan, and a decrease in capital commitments from Asian insurers.

2019 in Europe: Big funds and Brexit bargains

Hefty funds coming to market and the potential for cheap deals after Brexit are on the minds of the continent's PE practitioners.

Story of the year: Private equity moves in on Japan

Investors are more positive than previously, and an underpenetrated market means more room for new players.

2018 in Asia: The rise and rise of mega-funds

Record fundraising by pan-Asia buyout funds, less China state-backed dealmaking and a sharp drop in the country's outbound M&A were key themes.

Alantra buys large chunk of Access Capital

The deal allows Access, a French fund of funds manager, to 'reaffirm its independence' in the face of a wave of consolidation in Europe.

What exit? GPs investing in other GPs are in it for the long haul

Private equity firms taking non-control stakes in other such firms is booming, but the off-ramps for such deals remain mostly theoretical.

2018 in Europe: Brexit begins to bite

The UK is no longer the most active private equity market in Europe and some of the country's firms met a cool reception on the fundraising trail.
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Story of the year: Secondaries firms go after single assets

The year has seen a notable rise in single-asset fund restructurings.

ICG backs $1bn Standard Chartered spin-out

The firm's Strategic Equity unit has also committed £316m to the spin-out team for new deals and follow-on investments.

Partners Group ‘more neutral’ towards PE as valuations affect appeal

The firm has downgraded its allocation to certain segments of the market, including European and US mid-caps, according to its latest Private Markets Navigator update.

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