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Take-privates are back on the menu

Public-to-private deals reached their highest level since before the global financial crisis last year as private market valuations prompted buyers to seek value elsewhere.
Gilets jaunes

France Invest’s Gaillard on why PE isn’t at odds with the gilets jaunes

France’s parliament is working on legal reforms that introduce a tax-efficient system to distribute a portion of capital gains among all employees of an acquired company.
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High asset prices threaten GP fee revenues – report

Compressed exit multiples could have a material impact on performance fee income, according to tech platform Cobalt.

2018 in Asia: The rise and rise of mega-funds

Record fundraising by pan-Asia buyout funds, less China state-backed dealmaking and a sharp drop in the country's outbound M&A were key themes.
Europe

2018 in Europe: Brexit begins to bite

The UK is no longer the most active private equity market in Europe and some of the country's firms met a cool reception on the fundraising trail.

Asian GPs to prioritise geographic expansion

Asia-Pacific managers are putting stronger emphasis on diversifying their asset base to gain exposure to faster growing markets, according to a survey by Dechert.

German clampdown on FDI caps wider threat to PE

Private equity managers and their LPs could stand to lose from government intervention on foreign direct investment.

How to succeed in the ‘take-private’ arena

Private equity firms with the right proactive mindset and approach stand to capitalise on public companies who want to go private.

The new player in the deal team

Operating partners are increasingly involved before a transaction closes.

‘Everybody talks a good game…’

… but what are GPs really doing to drive performance? LPs must be prepared to ask some tough questions, says Joncarlo Mark, a former senior portfolio manager at CalPERS.
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