Nearly half of global LPs surveyed plan on making direct investments in the next 12 months, says a report by financial technology provider Intralinks.
The European mid-market has taken on many of the characteristics of the large-cap space of old, but – say our panel – retains its most important differentiator: the scope for outperformance.
The region's economies have been through a tough transition, but Gulf Capital CEO Karim El Solh says economic restructuring has created a buying opportunity.
As political volatility and the downfall of Abraaj Group weigh on the region, some private equity firms are looking to niche strategies for success.
More capital than ever is flowing to the continent’s entrepreneurs. With venture capital deal sizes increasing and international VCs joining local counterparts, is African VC reaching critical mass? Vicky Meek reports
Now that the market has matured, the Asian Development Bank’s private sector group has a new mission in the region.
Runa Alam, co-founding partner and CEO of Development Partners International, tells us what is on the minds of African investors.
Many Latin American pension funds want to invest in international private equity – and it’s becoming easier for them to do so.
The continent’s emerging eastern markets can be an acquired taste, spelling opportunity for those willing to take a leap of faith.
The archipelago is the obvious choice for private equity firms wanting to capture opportunities the young and urban middle class provide.
A handful of successful GP-led processes, involving household names such as CDC and Coller Capital, represent a significant step forward for the Indian secondaries market in 2018.
For Actis, fintech isn’t the most exciting investment opportunity in emerging markets – emerging markets are the most exciting opportunity in fintech, says partner Ali Mazanderani.
High growth environments, more companies of investable size and economic reforms make the region the next hotspot for Asia private equity.
Permanent capital structures can help investors navigate volatility and complex regulation, but convincing limited partners can be slow going.
Ruth Horowitz, deputy CEO and COO for the asset management arm of the International Finance Corporation, on how following best practice and outsourcing where needed has helped it manage growth over the last decade.
The way the Canadian pension giant's Stephane Etroy sees it, pushing into directs has a positive effect on the whole private equity programme
The downfall of Abraaj Group, political risk and currency volatility have led to a less than rosy picture for EM fundraising this year.
There is a cohort of crisis-era funds which investors would be better off getting out of or re-incentivising their GP.
Larger private debt managers have never had it so good, but possible over-reliance on the PE market may leave some regretting their neglect of the non-sponsored opportunity.
The 2018 Fees and Expenses Benchmarking Survey from sister publication pfm shows a lack of clarity around who pays what at the end of a fund’s life.
EQT and Apollo are the latest to eye Tokyo, but a lack of large deals in the country may pose a challenge.
There is no lack of enthusiasm for impact investing, but a lack of definition risks undermining progress.
The firm, which counts four MVision executives among its partners, is so confident its emerging manager fund will deliver stellar returns for investors, it’s setting the pref at 20%.
Add-on acquisitions dropped almost 15% in the first half of the year, according to a report by Silverfleet Capital Partners.
The chairman and chief executive officer of Willett Advisors – which manages the personal and philanthropic investment assets of Michael Bloomberg – and former Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury, shared his thoughts on the US economy at the PDI New York Forum in September.
High prices for assets and a lack of differentiation among GP business models is making the asset class less appealing, according to the $106bn SWF's head of PE Steve Byrom.
LPs are more focused than ever on operational capabilities — and that’s a good thing, says Scott Dahnke, global co-chief executive officer at L Catterton
The secondaries market is an efficient way to restructure maturing funds, but managers and LPs may need to consider other options, say Finbarr O’Connor and Gavin Farrell of BRG’s Alternative Investment Advisory group.
Impact investment is on the rise, with the increased involvement of more mainstream players in this part of the market. Partners Group’s Kevin Lu discusses how their entry is changing the market.
MVision’s CEO Mounir Guen talks huge fundraises, new pools of capital and the value opportunities from Brexit.
Investment solutions tailored to an investor’s needs are gaining in popularity, say Ardian’s Martin Kessi and Krista Oertle
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Investors want more information about where their money is going and that is putting a strain on fund managers. GPs can gain a competitive advantage from managing these requests effectively, says eFront CEO Tarek Chouman
Today almost every GP is obliged to provide at least some co-investment deals to investors. Debevoise & Plimpton’s Katherine Ashton outlines the issues at stake.
As the US’s largest public pension discusses the plan for its revamped PE programme, we examine how it could hit its target annual deployment range.
Armed with the most recent data, Nigel Dawn, senior managing director at Evercore, reflects on the growth of the secondary market, what has surprised him the most in its evolution and where he sees it heading in the next decade