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.

THE PEI 300 2019

Published: June 2019

The 2019 ranking is record-breaking – the 300 firms that make it up have raised more than $1.7trn over the last five years, with the top 10 alone accounting for $403bn. Access the report to find out more now.

PEI Fund Administration report 2019

FUND ADMINISTRATION SPECIAL 2019

Published: June 2019

Automation is taking hold in a host of accounting areas, amid a fight by fund administrators for tech leadership. Managers are now choosing to outsource rather than keep up with tech advances, opening up new opportunities for fund administration. Read our report to discover more.

PEI Legal Special 2019

THE LEGAL SPECIAL 2019

Published: May 2019

Private equity would be lost without lawyers. Navigating everything from jurisdictions to tax, Brexit to regulation, this special report examines what legal minds are bringing to the table. Find out more now.

PEI Future of PE 2019

THE FUTURE OF PRIVATE EQUITY 2019

Published: May 2019

What does the future hold for private equity? In this special report we have dusted off a crystal ball to look at the opportunities, challenges and – for the first time – the 40 future leaders who are set to shake up the industry. Read more now.

PEI The Japan Special 2019

JAPAN SPECIAL 2019

Published April 2019

Is the sun finally rising on Japanese private equity? In our Japan Special 2019, we look at how a more active investor base and a thriving mid-market have helped Japan become a top priority for pan-Asian and global funds. Find out more now.

PEI Annual review 2018

THE ANNUAL REVIEW 2018

Published March 2019

Our Annual Review 2018 looks back on the big private equity stories from last year, including KKR joining the impact investing fray, and the downfall of Abraaj. Alongside this is our annual awards coverage, showcasing the firms that have shone in the past 12 months. See the winners now.

PEI The Responsible Investment special 2019

THE RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT SPECIAL 2019

Published February 2019

The focus for investors is changing. LPs are becoming more committed to ESG, to the point where a commitment to responsible investing has become integral to fundraising. Our Responsible Investment Special 2019 looks at how ESG issues have evolved into a mainstream preoccupation, and looks at the crucial questions facing impact investors.

PEI LP Perspectives 2019

LP PERSPECTIVES 2019

Published December 2018

What really matters to investors? Our LP Perspectives Survey is one of the most in-depth assessments of investor sentiment in private capital markets today. Now in its seventh year, we gather the views of limited partners on everything from due diligence to asset allocation. Access the report now.

PEI Emerging markets 2018

EMERGING MARKETS SPECIAL 2018

Published December 2018

Emerging markets private equity is resilient, if anything. The strategy had a bumpy ride in 2018 with the downfall of The Abraaj Group, which has added unexpected headwinds. In our Emerging Markets Special we explore how market participants are navigating issues including political and currency volatility to find attractive investment opportunities in this challenging environment.

PEI OPEX 2018

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.

PEI Energy Special 2018

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.

PEI LP Future 2018

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.

PEI Japan Special 2018

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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