On both sides of the Atlantic, public policy issues are moving rapidly up the agenda for private equity firms, writes Claire Coe Smith.
‘De-smoothing’ corrections give a truer picture of private equity volatility — and ultimately help LPs to make better allocation decisions, writes Griffith Norville.
Two big pensions are selling out of hedge funds — which could be bad news for private equity
The row over conflicts, performance and fees at North Carolina’s pension system highlights the challenges facing these institutions as scrutiny mounts
The uptick in M&A was driven particularly by some huge deals in North America’s booming tech market
With its investment in Northeastern cookie-maker Tate’s, Riverside hopes to demonstrate how private equity can help to develop mid-market champions
As far as First Round is concerned, one of the best things about being a private equity hack is learning more about the cornucopia of weird and wonderful companies that exist throughout the world, courtesy of their decision to take private equity investment.
The well-supported G8 impact investing taskforce has recommended a review of the fiduciary duty rules. Private equity firms should take note
This September, over 300 of UK’s private equity’s finest gathered at Eton College’s Dorney Lake (home of the rowing events at the London 2012 Olympics) for the inaugural FT Triathlon, with the aim of raising pots of cash for industry charity Impetus-The Private Equity Foundation.
When it comes to art, First Round doesn’t know much, but it knows what it... No wait, that’s not right. When it comes to art, First Round doesn’t know anything. What’s more, this is private equity: an industry where modelling trumps Modigliani, EBITDA trumps Dali, and carry trumps Caravaggio.
After splitting from its parent, Probitas Partners’ former European team is targeting the region’s mid-market with a new name above the door
Two bits of good news for our hero, as the Canadians come back and his espionage pays off
The phoney war between Edward Bramson and Electra Private Equity has finally seen its first skirmish
In Asia, the industry is waking up to the fact that strategies which have worked in the past may no longer be a feasible way to generate returns in the region
Two decades ago, Jeremy Coller’s entrepreneurial drive helped to create one of the world’s biggest secondaries platforms. Today, Coller Capital is a bigger, more institutional firm but there are still signs of that stubborn unwillingness to follow the crowd
LeapFrog and OrbiMed both closed oversubscribed funds this summer. Both argue that in emerging markets, niche strategies can actually be a comfort to LPs
Although fundraising in Asia has rebounded, some believe flexible strategies are the key to success in the region’s trickier markets
Russia’s state-backed fund has had some notable success — but the current climate is making its task much more difficult
The political row over Ukraine is overshadowing the progress Russia has made in developing its domestic private equity market
High valuations, subdued deal flow and an increased regulatory burden mean it is not all plain sailing for GPs operating in the country