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China’s private equity market is maturing to a more consumption-driven model, with sector-specific funds growing in popularity, market participants say.
Transaction value picked up last year with $73bn worth of private equity-backed investments led by mega-deals.
Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System’s buyout portfolio generated the best performance among US public pensions since vintage 2004, according to a study by HEC Paris.
Retail blowouts are hitting the headlines, but many of the problems date from before the global financial crisis.
CEE buyout values totalled €6.3bn across 43 deals last year, up from just €1.1bn of spending across 74 deals in 2016.
The top 10 largest buyout funds amassed $46.4bn between them in the period, representing 87% of the $53.6bn committed to the strategy.
Private equity mega-funds have historically delivered more consistent returns than those targeting the mid-market, according to a McKinsey report.
Former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, who leads Bain Capital’s impact fund, was speaking at PEI’s CFOs and COOs Forum 2018 in New York.
Warburg Pincus Financial Sector, the private equity firm's debut vehicle focusing on investments in the sector, had an initial target of $1.6bn.
Fundraising for this year is already higher than last year and includes four funds that closed above $10bn.

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