What's it like being the GP at the centre of the largest ever GP-led restructuring? Nordic Capital managing partner Kristoffer Melinder discusses key learnings from its transaction.
Is the internal rate of return the most appropriate way of presenting investment performance?
UK public pensions have not been seduced into private equity’s growth as successfully as some other investors. Sarah Smart, chairwoman of pensions administrator TPT Retirement Solutions, suggests some reasons why.
A shift in Australian private equity has left firms like Archer, which has decided not to continue raising its sixth fund, without deep institutional backing.
The Nordic firm's Edda fund shows LPs are willing to back new propositions from GPs that can demonstrate an ability to deploy capital in a challenging environment.
Why it can be problematic to connect a GP-led secondaries deal to a primary fundraising.
Retail blowouts are hitting the headlines, but many of the problems date from before the global financial crisis.
Adopting the Canadian investment model is not impossible for US plans, but it takes time to transition, something Texas TRS understands.
The firm has significantly altered its allocation to the lower end of the market in a bid to avoid possible macro-economic headwinds.
The asset class is an increasingly common component of investment portfolios, but some major potential investors won't take the plunge.
CEPRES created a model portfolio to allow us to analyse the performance of the asset class. In this first instalment Simon Tang introduces the portfolio and examines performance to date.
Three firms broke into the top 10 after leapfrogging a host of blue-chip players.
PEI charts the progress of the 50 firms that appeared in our inaugural ranking in 2007.
Analysis by tech company Bison shows this year’s returns are rising.
Firms taking stakes in other GPs means the ranking is becoming increasingly interconnected.
As Carlyle is once again named the largest PE firm in the world, David Rubenstein, the architect of its fundraising success, talks about the future of private capital.
This year’s PEI 300 ranking is record-breaking and sees Carlyle snatch back the crown. Is private equity in a second golden age?
Prioritising the needs of LPs is more important than ever in an increasingly complex strategy, our roundtable participants say.
Removing sampling biases reveals greater parity between US and European venture capital performance than is often expected, according to a report from eFront.
Cynicism about China is waning as its markets mature, says Idinvest Partners’ Solomon Moos.
With deep pockets and a long-term perspective, China’s BAT internet trio are changing the private equity investment story.
Peter Peterson is remembered for much more than co-founding Blackstone.
The next decade will favour thematic investors that focus on China’s evolving mid-market, says Chris Lerner, head of Asia for Eaton Partners
Private equity has a key role to play in helping family-owned businesses find new owners, says Kyle Shaw, the founder of mid-market specialist ShawKwei & Partners.
IRRs in China are comparable with those in US and Europe, but a maturing economy is forcing funds to work harder to generate returns.
Baker McKenzie partners Bee Chun Boo and William Holder describe a Chinese private equity industry looking overseas for deals.
Adapting a US buyout model to China requires patience, local know-how and a willingness to learn from mistakes, says Yichen Zhang, the founder of CITIC Capital
The main LPs to meet? The most jaw-dropping view? The best breakfast spots? Shanghai-based executives Sun Dayi and Chris Lerner give hints for first-time visitors.