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Why Turkish PE could delight LPs

eFront's chief strategy officer dives deep into the performance of Turkey's private equity funds.

The GFC brought many lessons for PE: the one that stuck was about operational...

One of the most profound impacts that the global financial crisis had on private equity was to teach it to fundamentally improve its portfolio companies.

Can private equity outrun the bears?

Private equity – and its considerable fees – does not compare well with a booming stock market, but it’s not time to give up on the asset class just yet.

Three waves of change unleashed by the GFC

The short, medium and long-term effects of the collapse of Lehman Brothers a decade ago.

The holy trinity of terms: preferred return

In the final instalment of a three-part series, long-time limited partner turned consultant Ray Maxwell reflects on shortcomings of the hurdle rate in private equity and proposes an alternative.

WATCH: How developments at Abraaj will affect due diligence

Watch the short (2-minute) clip or full-length (25-minute) interview with Cambridge Associates’ Andrea Auerbach on due diligence, fundraising and PE after Abraaj.

If you’ve been waiting for Volcker reform, now’s your chance

Why private equity firms should be actively engaged with the SEC over the next six weeks.

The holy trinity of terms: management fees

Long-time limited partner turned consultant Ray Maxwell says private equity should benefit from either significant carried interest or high fees – but not both.

The secondaries market is booming; can it avoid a bust?

With an estimated $200bn in buying power available for secondaries over the next year, Private Equity International examines a strategy that has become mainstream.

China’s buyout upstarts

The new generation of mid-market buyout firm is causing a stir, but has much to prove.

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