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DPI sees opportunities all over Africa

Runa Alam, co-founding partner and CEO of Development Partners International, tells us what is on the minds of African investors.

Actis on why cash isn’t making a comeback

For Actis, fintech isn’t the most exciting investment opportunity in emerging markets – emerging markets are the most exciting opportunity in fintech, says partner Ali Mazanderani.

Baker McKenzie looking for new ways to find value in the mid-market

As asset prices continue to soar, private equity houses are joining forces with strategic partners to make the numbers work in America, say Baker McKenzie’s Mike Fieweger and Nick Marchica.

Permira on why disruption is an asset in tech investing

The technology sector is booming, but how do you spot a successful investment? Whether in AI, big data or software as a service, it is the dynamic disruptors that yield the best returns, says Permira’s co-head of technology Brian Ruder.

Nordic private equity fights to be heard

Scandinavian private equity is a positive, even if politicians and the public need to be persuaded.

An end to the easy gains

Maximising operational value is essential in this era of high multiples and recession planning, says Gary Hoover of TBM Consulting Group.

Are my procurement savings hitting the bottom line?

The lack of effective systems to record and track procurement cost reductions has long been a source of frustration for private equity owners. One answer is to invest in a technology platform capable of monitoring standalone and portfolio wide performance, says Declan Feeney of global procurement consultancy Efficio.

How brand integration drives value

Developing a successful brand can bolster buy-and-build strategies by creating a platform that is more attractive to acquisition targets, says Phillip McMillan, CEO of strategic growth consultants CompleteSpectrum.

Are you spending too much on sales?

Sales leaders are too busy trying to hit their revenue targets to focus on cost inefficiencies, says Blue Ridge Partners managing partner Jim Corey.

Value-creating merger strategies

More than two-thirds of bolt-on acquisitions don’t achieve the expected synergies, largely because buyers don’t plan the integration properly, says Jon Caforio of RSM.

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