Private Equity News & Analysis

As an example of the practice surfaces, an industry body is warning other companies not to use the covid-19 outbreak as an excuse to try and raise additional finance through flexible documentation.
How various firms' writedowns stack up and LPs are getting more comfortable with their liquidity positions. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
So much for the "new normal" of remote working; LPs seem unlikely to make commitments to any new manager without sitting down and breathing the same air. Here's today's brief for our valued subscribers only.
Apollo performance watch
We examine the firm's private equity funds in the latest instalment of a special series looking at quarter-on-quarter performance amid the downturn.
Masayoshi Son SoftBank Vision Fund Q1 2020
The fund has reported annual unrealised losses of more than $17bn and paused marketing for Vision Fund 2.
Global tech
The mid-market firm has wrapped up fundraising for its eighth flagship fund, gathering more than €1bn in commitments.
Write down
Firms including Blackstone, Carlyle Group and KKR have reported falls in their private equity portfolios this year due to the combined impact of covid-19 and a rout in oil prices.
There seems to be little doubt in LPs' minds that private equity-backed companies should have the same access to government support as any other business. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.
Hill of dollars
Clearlake Capital Group gathered more than $7bn for its sixth flagship fund and CVC Capital Partners raised $4.5bn for its fifth Asia-dedicated fund.
Steffen Meister
We've got under the skin of Partners Group's planned trade-off between returns and social impact. Plus: A Dutch pension seeks responsible returns in the US lower mid-market and UBS builds up its advisory muscles. Here’s today's brief, for our valued subscribers only.

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