News & Analysis

Private equity ‘dares to touch’ Europe’s final frontier

The continent’s emerging eastern markets can be an acquired taste, spelling opportunity for those willing to take a leap of faith.

Changing dynamics provide opportunity in South-East Asia

High growth environments, more companies of investable size and economic reforms make the region the next hotspot for Asia private equity.

GPs with higher returns tend to report standardized formats to investors: eFront

LPs with higher AUM are also more likely to have their reporting requests realised, a recent survey showed.

Impact funds play the long game

Permanent capital structures can help investors navigate volatility and complex regulation, but convincing limited partners can be slow going.

EM markets investors must look beyond the headlines

The downfall of Abraaj Group, political risk and currency volatility have led to a less than rosy picture for EM fundraising this year.

Why cutting relationships can be hard to do

Investors wanting fewer GP relationships are in a small minority that could get smaller still.

How family offices and institutional LPs differ on exchange risk

Larger investors are almost twice as likely to underweight India than family offices, and both groups are wary of Turkey and Russia, according to research by Montana Capital Partners.

What LPs care about most when performing due diligence

A GP's team size, track record and style drift are given significantly greater value than culture, succession planning and the gender pay gap.

LPs still positive about secondaries – survey

Expect another year of healthy trading in the market for second-hand fund stakes.

Co-investment growth leads to uncertainty over terms

Co-investments have become standard in private equity, but arrangements between LPs and GPs don’t all fit the same mould.

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