…on a basketball court. For kids.
People like lists, and yet private equity, for several reasons, has been particularly resistant to list-building. First of all, it's hard to compile information in a non-transparent industry. A second impediment has to do with the many stations at which capital stops on its way from investor to GP to portfolio company and back. In […]
Europe may be leading the debate on climate change, but a new report by Library House shows that's its lagging in actual cleantech investment. When it comes to funding, can Europe live up to the rhetoric? By Dave Keating.
Venture capital investment in Swedish biotech and cleantech companies is gathering pace. Jo Nash finds out what lies behind the trend.
Private equity firms are testing the depth of North Africa's fledgling private equity markets with new offerings.
EMAlternatives, a brand new private equity consultant, is offering large institutions access to emerging markets – Asia included.
The Arab Bank Group is constructing an investment banking platform for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.
Nicholas Lockey, editor of PrivateEquityOnline.com, looks behind the headlines of the last four weeks on the web.
From recent events, many will have drawn the conclusion that China is no place for private equity firms to attempt a controlling buyout. So what's going on at Zhuhai Zhongfu?
Dutch private equity has come under attack from politicians and the national press.
Founded in 1997, and originally investing on a deal-by-deal basis, London-based secondary investment specialist Vision Capital launched Vision Capital Partners VI LP in May 2006. The fund comprises a core of €350 million with up to another €650 million available in parallel structures. PEI caught up with Julian Mash, Vision Capital's founder and chief executive, and asked him what the firm has been up to lately.
The outcome of the La Tasca sale underlines the fact that property entrepreneurs present a considerable threat to private equity firms in auction processes.
Oliver Gottschalg and Bernd Kreuter1 discuss possible private equity fund selection criteria and their efficiency.
KKR's biggest LP – a Euronext-traded entity controlled by the firm itself – is almost out of money.
The Canadian buyout industry boasted massive growth in 2006, but the country's market size remains modest by global standards. Rob Kotecki reports.
Private equity firms should have the freedom to go hostile on public companies.
Following a tax policy change, many Canadian income trusts are exploring sales to private equity firms. Actual deal activity may not live up to expectations. Rob Kotecki reports.
Two heavy-lifting corporate executives are helping Ripplewood ‘scale up’.
OBITUARYL. WAYNE HARBER (1953 ? 2007) Staff 2007-05-01 Writer In an industry where many travel extensively, Wayne Harber stood out as a genuine globetrotter. As head of business development outside the United States for alternative asset investment group Hamilton Lane, he covered wha
With default rates in the US at historic lows, financial sponsors of leveraged buyouts, as well as the providers of that leverage, are feeling confident about the future. But are seeds of destruction being sown amid the optimism? By Wanching Leong.
Private equity firms are facing unprecedented scrutiny when it comes to transparency and disclosure. Ratings agencies may be able to ease the pressure, argues Paul Watters.
Some US private equity firms have set their sights on the ‘lifestyle sports’ arena.
Specialist credit funds have revolutionised the leveraged loan market. But could this mean trouble for the private equity industry when things start to go wrong? James Taylor and Andy Thomson report.
CalPERS is preparing to become a major investor in infrastructure.
A recent deal from Apollo Investment stretches definitions. Get used to this.
FIRST ROUND 2007-05-01 Staff Writer Just how anyone can question private equity's status as a force for economic good is beyond us. Not only do many successful general partners create jobs in their investment portfolio, but they also boost local businesses around them. Take Apax Partners for example: the Lon
…on a basketball court. For kids.
Editor's letter 2007-05-01 Staff Writer People like lists, and yet private equity, for several reasons, has been particularly resistant to list-building. First of all, it's hard to compile information in a non-transparent industry. A second impediment has to do with the many stations a