McKinsey and Bain private markets report - inforgram
PE returns lag behind US stocks and firms use higher levels of debt to finance ever-expensive purchases, according to latest reports from Bain and McKinsey.
Eric de Montgolfier, Invest Europe
The private industry's growth warrants scrutiny from media and politicians, Invest Europe chief executive Eric de Montgolfier told Private Equity International.
Jon Gray Blackstone
Brexit-related uncertainty has made valuations for UK mid-market companies more attractive, president and COO Jonathan Gray told Private Equity International.
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Stock market chart
More attractive entry conditions, an increase in activist investor campaigns and PE becoming more mainstream will drive public-to-private activity this year.
Consumer businesses closed
Businesses such as McDonald’s China, which is owned by the Carlyle Group and CITIC Capital, have announced temporary closures in certain regions.
Dice hitting table
Permira, Nordic Capital and EQT are all examples of GPs who have acquired minority stakes in assets they've just exited in so-called 'rollover co-investment' deals.
Others are aping the firm's strategy of holding minority position for a long time, said head of PE fund investments Benoit Valentin.
Business people passing baton
Sponsor-to-sponsor deals, a steady source of dealflow for GPs, usually generate favourable returns so long as the market cooperates, according to a report from Adams Street Partners.
CMS Emerging Europe report - Infogram
PE deal volume continues to increase year-on-year as the region’s larger and faster-growing economies provide a hunting ground for international and domestic GPs.
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