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How to pick a winner in Japanese healthcare

Increasing competition for healthcare opportunities in Japan has caused PE firms to look for new niches, say J-STAR’s Satoru Arakawa and Masayoshi Nakajima.

Japan roundtable: A certain future

As the country's market continues to evolve and thrive, five investors discuss why the mid-market is primed to be more competitive in the next decade.

Why Japan is entering a golden era for PE

NSSK managing partner Jun Tsusaka describes how the Japanese private equity market is gaining lasting momentum.

The bear, the bull and return on investment: PE’s climb to the top

A decade on from the financial crisis, private equity is thriving. Its renaissance owes much to the resilience of global markets and the ability of fund domiciles such as the Cayman Islands to adapt to new regulatory models, write Caroline Williams and Jason Allison from Walkers

Should end of life be a new beginning?

Negotiations and arrangements for the remaining portfolio can prove fiendishly complicated when a fund approaches the end of its term. Julie Corelli of Pepper Hamilton considers the challenges

The VAT dispute dividing Germany and the EU

Private equity continued making inroads in the German economy in 2017, but there was controversy surrounding whether private equity funds should get VAT exemptions, writes Andreas Rodin of P+P Pöllath + Partners

A flexible approach to fund finance

Credit lines can prove crucial in sealing a rapid-fire acquisition, says RBS International’s Mike Lewis. The key is to ensure the loan facility provides the freedom to borrow when needed.

Barking up a new sustainability tree

Addressing social issues can yield value creation opportunities, says Blue Wolf Capital founder Adam Blumenthal.

ESG is in Africa’s DNA

Development finance institutions have played a crucial role in ensuring that private equity in Africa has some of the world’s most rigorous ESG standards, says Runa Alam, co-founder of DPI.

Why SDGs are a game changer

LPs are increasingly using the Sustainable Development Goals as investment themes, according to Actis’s head of responsible investment.

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