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.
Vitruvian
The Europe-focused owner of companies including Trustpilot and Skyscanner raised €2.4bn for its 2017-vintage predecessor.
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.
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Private equity fundraising for the year has kicked off with a bang with at least $41.9bn in final closes already, PEI data show.
Residual value in China funds
Funds in the region have retained a significant proportion of unrealised value due to a tricky exit environment, exacerbated by a predilection for minority investments.
Masayoshi Son SoftBank
The Japanese tech conglomerate has preemptively spent $1.7bn from new vehicles established to hold assets that are expected to be treated as the initial investments of Vision Fund 2.
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More attractive entry conditions, an increase in activist investor campaigns and PE becoming more mainstream will drive public-to-private activity this year.
As the European Commission seeks to update AIFMD, Cyril Demaria of Wellershoff & Partners urges the sector to come up with counter-proposals for the sake of the industry and economic growth.
A white paper from Capital Dynamics shows multi-manager co-investment funds outperform primary vehicles and demonstrate more attractive risk characteristics.
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