Data reveal first-time funds have posted the highest recovery rates.
Pollen Street Capital took more than two years to raise its third fund but beat its target. PEI speaks to founder Lindsey McMurray and head of fundraising and IR Magnus Christensson about the journey.
Your capital raise hits a major roadblock — what should you do? The experts on some well-known industry nightmares.
At least three of the 20 largest private equity firms are expected to raise flagship funds this year.
There has never been a better time for LPs and GPs to utilise the market.
The emerging markets specialist has suspended fundraising for its global fund and has released LPs from their commitments. What could this mean for the wider market?
LPs’ increased interest in direct investing is an opportunity for placement agents to diversify their revenue streams.
The strategy could generate double the investment multiple of a typical buyout fund over a 24-year period, according to Bain & Company’s Global Private Equity Report 2018.
The $65bn Alaska Permanent Fund is creating a supercharged private equity portfolio.
A seismic shift in attitude is needed to redress the gender imbalance in the private fund industry.
The tax reform law hits these institutional investors and could lead to long-term consequences.
Making the business case for spinning out is often easy; the potential pitfalls come from the details of doing it.
The range of carry models being employed make it more complicated for LPs to compare funds, says MJ Hudson managing partner Eamon Devlin.
The UK referendum has had an impact on the investment firm's business, according to Marco De Benedetti, co-head of European buyout.
In the face of rampant LP demand, should private equity firms worry about the industry’s wider reputation?
In search of dealflow and LP capital, private equity firms and professionals are heading east.
A surge in both fundraising and deal volume is being hailed as a ‘golden era’ for Japan’s private equity industry.
Fundraising surged in 2017 and all the funds met or exceeded their targets, according to data compiled by PEI's research team
As the country's private equity market continues to evolve and thrive, five leading investors discuss why the mid-market is primed to be more competitive in the next decade.
Japan Post has corralled $1.1bn for co-investments in Japan and is building a powerhouse investment team.
NSSK managing partner Jun Tsusaka describes how the Japanese PE market is gaining lasting momentum.
The Japanese mid-market has reached a tipping point. With memories of some pre-financial crisis poor performance fading in light of a robust stream of recent realisations and domestic LPs clamouring to put capital to work locally, last year saw a wave of fundraising. The local LP appetite is indicative of the industry’s evolution from an […]
Carlyle tapped into some fertile growth areas when it bought Tokyo-based medical outsourcing and long-term elderly care provider Solasto
Increasing competition for healthcare opportunities in Japan has caused private equity firms to look for new niche areas, say J-STAR’s Satoru Arakawa and Masayoshi Nakajima
Complying with the EU’s new data protection regime is a marathon, not a sprint
The Paris-based manager likes the look of the country's mid-market, but see hiring and investment opportunities as challenges.
A decade on from the financial crisis, private equity is thriving. Its renaissance owes much to the resilience of global markets and the ability of fund domiciles such as the Cayman Islands to adapt to new regulatory models, write Caroline Williams and Jason Allison from Walkers
Private equity continued making inroads in the German economy in 2017, but there was controversy surrounding whether private equity funds should get VAT exemptions, writes Andreas Rodin of P+P Pöllath + Partners
Negotiations and arrangements for the remaining portfolio can prove fiendishly complicated when a fund approaches the end of its term. Julie Corelli of Pepper Hamilton considers the challenges
Presenting the finalists from sister publication pfm's search for the top 30 private fund lawyers under the age of 40.
From conflicts of interest to subscriptions lines, lawyers flag up the five issues most likely to trigger court action.
Plans to simplify the limited partnership agreement are ambitious, lawyers say.
The US regulator may not have named the industry as a priority in 2018, but that doesn’t mean managers can relax.