Private Equity Special Reports

Welcome to Private Equity International's special reports section, where you'll find an extensive library of reports on the key issues affecting the private equity industry.

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The Family Office Report 2017 – Vote of Confidence Cover

Family Office and Foundation Private Equity Survey

Published: December 2017

Montana Capital Partners and Private Equity International are proud to present the results of the fifth Annual Family Office and Foundation Private Equity Survey. This survey provides an overview of the strategies and opinions of this active and sophisticated investor group.

The 2018 Perspectives Cover


Published: December 2017

Our end of year poll of investor sentiment found that there was an uneasy sense of calm among LPs. Worries persist; notably over high valuations and leverage levels. Concern is mounting over the impact of rising interest rates. The fact distressed debt is the strategy LPs are targeting in 2018 is a telling indication of the growth opportunities as we head into the new year.

The The Operational Excellence Special 2017 Cover


Published: October 2017

How do you create value? This special recognises and highlights the achievements of the best-in-class operators. Building better companies is the surest way to bolster the industry’s reputation and deliver great returns to LPs across the cycle. However, the question remains whether the industry is doing enough to showcase its success stories. That’s where the Operational Excellence Awards come in.

The The Africa Special 2017 Cover


Published: September 2017

Our Africa Special discusses the rise of the secondary buyout; looks at the risks causing LP uncertainty; sheds light on where the best opportunities lie in the region; explores the emergence of fintech; plus much more.

The The Investing in Energy Special 2017 Cover


Published: July 2017

In our Investing in Energy Special, we explore the renewed M&A activity in the oil sector; gain insights into the investment strategies of institutional investors; look at the recovery in the secondaries market; examine the arbitration victory of an international investor over the Spanish governments controversial retroactive cuts to solar subsides; plus much more.

The The Australia Special 2017 Cover


Published: June 2017

In our Australia special, we learn what makes the region such an attractive destination for LPs; look at the new GPs shaking up the private equity landscape; explore the growing influence of China; discuss the rewards of agri investing; detail Navis Capital Partners’ 3x return on automotive company WorldMark Group; and much more.

The The Fund Administration Special 2017 Cover


Published: June 2017

In this fund administration special, we bring together five top tech experts to answer the big technology questions facing private equity firms; look at the administrative strain GPs are under; consider the implications of Brexit for UK fund managers; explain how the outsourcing model is changing; consider the challenges faced by CFOs; explore the issues involved in raising a first credit vehicle; plus much more.

The The China Special 2017 Cover


Published: May 2017

In our China special, we highlight the opportunities for dealmakers in the region; look at the new breed of LP; identify the growth investment opportunities in China’s vast business landscape, and discuss how increased affluence is spurring demand for high-end products. We also examine what it takes to turn a loss-making Chinese business into a global success; explore opportunities in the country’s tech sector; plus much more.

The PEI 300 Cover

PEI 300 2017

Published: May 2017

This year the PEI 300 saw more capital raised by the industry’s biggest firms than ever in its history, with market conditions driving investors toward brand names. In this special report, we delve into the numbers and provide comprehensive analysis of the top 300 firms. We also take a look at the influential groups and dealmakers who didn’t make it onto this year’s list; explore the growth of capital raised by tech-focused firms; plus much more.

The The Legal Special 2017 Cover


Published: April 2017

In our legal special, we discover what it takes to succeed as a private equity lawyer; examine some of the challenges facing the industry since the financial crisis; find out why fund terms are lengthening, the advantages of integrating permanent capital into a fund structure, and the latest regulatory shift in Germany in our expert commentaries; all this and more.

The The Japan Special 2017 Cover


Published: April 2017

In our 2017 Japan special, we look at how growing LP interest is buoying the private equity market in the region; talk with some of Japan’s longest-standing GP’s about how demographics are driving deal flow; find out how winning GPs are standing out from the crowd; and much more.

The Annual Review 2016 Cover


Published: March 2017

Our comprehensive Annual Review looks back on an eventful 2016. Alongside the features, interviews and data that provide an insightful overview of the year, is our annual awards coverage, showcasing the firms that have, in the eyes of their peers, set the benchmark in the past 12 months. Find out who came out on top.

The The Fund and Deal Finance Special 2017 Cover


Published: March 2017

This special supplement contains expert insights into fund level gearing; examines the rise of cov-lite loans; has keynote interviews with RBS International and Debevoise & Plimpton; plus much more.

The The Responsible Investment Special 2017 Cover


Published: February 2017

Our Responsible Investment Special illustrates how a more sustainable and responsible approach to investing has become a core consideration for the private equity industry. We explain why ESG matters to investors; interview three of private equity’s leading ESG professionals; detail when finance is a force for good; provide new tools to help fund managers; and more.

The Perspectives 2017 Cover


Published: December 2016

There’s an angsty air of uncertainty emanating from Perspectives 2017, our latest annual LP survey. Our fifth end-of-year poll of investor sentiment finds LPs on an understandably cautious footing. The global economic slowdown, continued low interest rates and resolutely high market valuations combine to create some furrowed brows in the investor community.