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Are you ready to co-invest?

LPs are raising their hands to snatch a piece of the co-investment opportunity, but are they prepared for what follows?

Navigating a booming secondaries market

AlpInvest Partners’ Wouter Moerel and Chris Perriello, managing directors and co-heads of the firm’s secondaries investment team, discuss growth in the secondaries market, why they don’t use leverage and what a worst-case scenario could look like.

GP-led deals gather pace and complexity

As GP-led restructurings continue to increase momentum, Fadi Samman, Daniel Quinn and Aleks Bakic, partners with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, consider how market practice is developing in a fast-moving space.

Re-buying winners in secondaries

Single-asset transactions, a growing part of the secondaries market, can offer unique benefits to all parties, write Evercore’s Nigel Dawn, Francesca Paveri and Dave El Helou.
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TMF on where to set up offshore mid-market funds

Popular offshore fund destinations are requiring more ‘substance’ and stiffer regulations. TMF Group’s Anastasia Williams discusses what this means for US mid-market GPs hunting for deals and investors globally.
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Investec on creating value later in a fund’s life

Firms are having to work longer and harder to achieve attractive returns, but sourcing capital to drive growth late in a fund’s life can be challenging, says Tom Glover, head of fund finance, Investec North America.

Ardian on making the mid-market breakthrough

There may be plenty of opportunity in the US upper mid-market buyout arena, but there’s also a lot of competition. European entrants need to stand out from the crowd, says Ardian’s Thibault Basquin.

Baker McKenzie on trade war threats and opportunities

As protectionist trade policies impact supply chains of mid-market American businesses, private equity firms are both winners and losers, argue Baker McKenzie partners Michael Fieweger and Mark Mandel.

DPI: Putting Africa back on track

While other emerging market economies stumble, Africa’s macro story is increasingly robust, says Runa Alam of Development Partners International
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Helios: Creative investors thrive in Africa

Africa brings its challenges, but other markets just would not be as rewarding, says Tope Lawani, managing partner at Helios Investment Partners.

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