Private Equity News & Analysis


How big is the impact of credit lines on fund performance really?

Credit lines are contentious but their ability to improve IRR appears limited to the most strongly performing funds and funds early in their life, writes Christoph Jäckel of Montana Capital Partners.
Willis Towers Watson’s Pensions & Investments World 300 for the year ended 2018

World’s largest pensions hold alts exposure steady – report

The world’s 20 largest sovereign and public pension funds allocated 22% of their assets to alternatives and cash last year, according to Willis Towers Watson.
Christian Sinding

Side Letter: Secondaries’ biggest fundraisers, EQT’s listing, Tikehau’s Japan plans

Ten years ago secondaries annual deal volume was a mere $10bn; today it's a $74bn market and firms are raising ever-larger funds to keep up. Quelle surprise? Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

SI 30: Who tops the tree?

Which firms raised the most capital over five years revealed, and what the changes mean for the secondaries market.
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Why EQT is choosing public markets over a private sale

In a world where financial investors are hungry for GP minority stakes, why would a firm pursue a public listing?
The city skyline of Sydney, Australia. Circular Quay and Opera House.

Private equity firms battle over fewer deals in Australia

Firms have completed just 20 private equity deals in the country this year, well below the 107 signed last year.
PE actual allocation

LP appetite for PE creates exposure shortfalls – report

Almost two-thirds of US public pension plans with private equity targets are under-allocated to the asset class, according to eVestment.
Nairobi skyline

Off duty in Africa: Out and about in Nairobi

East Africa Venture Capital Association executive director Esther Ndeti gives her tips for first-time visitors to the Kenyan capital.

Former Hamilton Lane principal gets 22-month prison sentence

Tarang ‘Taz’ Katira, 34, pleaded guilty to controlling/coercive behavior and will serve his sentence at Wormwood Scrubs.

How information is being unlocked for investors in Africa

Headline numbers only tell you so much, says Clarisa De Franco, CDC’s managing director of funds and capital partnerships.

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