Private Equity Special Reports

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OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE SPECIAL

Published: October 2018

Just how successful is the private equity industry at creating lasting value? It’s a question that reaches to the heart of our annual Operational Excellence Awards, celebrating the GPs that have done most to transform their portfolio companies. Access our special report now to see who won awards, and read about the changing face of value creation.

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THE AUSTRALIA SPECIAL 2018

Published: July 2018

Talk to anyone active in the Australian private equity scene and it’s clear there are some solid grounds for optimism, as a new crop of hungry GPs invest their debut funds. Our Australia Special 2018 looks at what is driving the market and considers why, despite high valuations, dealflow seems set to increase.

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ENERGY SPECIAL

Published: July 2018

How did the energy sector come back from the brink? Our Energy Special reveals an evolving market where funds have become more specialised and renewables are proving a challenge to the dominance of fossil fuel. Read the full report to find out more.

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THE LP OF THE FUTURE

Published: July 2018

What will a sophisticated private equity limited partner look like in 10 years’ time? The LP community has undergone a transformation in the last decade, graduating from cheque-writers to true partners for fund managers, adding value in many ways.

Our LP of the Future special report, explores the changes investors have in store, from the decreasing reliance on funds to new returns expectations to the adoption of blockchain.

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THE FUND ADMINISTRATION SPECIAL 2018

Published: June 2018

Fund administration involves some big decisions that can have consequences far beyond the back office. And as it’s grown in complexity in recent years, more GPs have looked to outsource, creating something of an arms race among service providers. Read our special report to find out more.

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THE PEI 300

Published: May 2018

Private Equity International’s PEI 300 is a list of the world’s biggest private equity firms, based on how much capital they have raised over the last five years. Find out who tops our ranking.

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THE LEGAL SPECIAL 2018

Published: April 2018

What happens to funds when they reach the end of their prescribed life? That’s just one of the issues covered in our Legal Special 2018 as lawyers explore some of the areas likely to lead to litigation in the private equity process. Other topics include efforts by the Institutional Limited Partners Association to simplify the LPA and the areas of focus for the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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THE JAPAN SPECIAL 2018

Published: April 2018

After a banner year in 2017 amid a huge increase in fundraising and record deal volume, there is a powerful sense that Japan really has come of age as a private equity market. Our Japan Special 2018 reports on the key trends, the surge in mid-market activity and why the country is entering a golden era for PE.

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ANNUAL REVIEW 2017

Published: March 2018

Our comprehensive Annual Review looks back on an eventful 2017. 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.

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THE RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT SPECIAL 2018

Published: February 2018

The term ESG is rattled off so readily in the responsible investing world it’s easy to forget it is made up of three very separate components. Environmental, social and governance. All three elements are covered in depth in our 2018 supplement from the growing acceptance that climate risk is a threat to corporate earnings to the challenges of setting ESG targets at portfolio companies.

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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.

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2018 PERSPECTIVES

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.

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THE OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE SPECIAL

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.

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THE AFRICA SPECIAL 2017

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.

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THE 2017 INVESTING IN ENERGY SPECIAL

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.

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THE 2017 AUSTRALIA SPECIAL

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.

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THE FUND ADMINISTRATION SPECIAL 2017

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.

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THE CHINA SPECIAL 2017

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.

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THE LEGAL SPECIAL 2017

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.

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THE JAPAN SPECIAL 2017

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.

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THE FUND & DEAL FINANCE SPECIAL 2017

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.

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