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Value creation in carve-out deals

With competition for deals intense and purchase price multiples reaching all-time highs, private equity houses are increasingly turning to corporate carve-outs to generate returns. PwC partner Tobias Blaser explains how to create maximum value from these non-core assets.

The eight levers that generate growth

Nordic Capital’s Olof Faxander and Peter Thorninger explain how sharing a ‘commercial excellence toolbox’ has added value across the portfolio.

Africa special: Actis looks beyond the headlines

The firm's Natalie Kolbe and Rick Phillips discuss how investors can find openings in both good times and bad.

Africa special: why the continent has the edge on Asian PE

Peter Baird of Investec Asset Management says the stage is now set for attractive private equity investments and exits.

Old Mutual sees ‘enormous opportunity’ in South Africa

Political reforms and the creation of a new free trade area will prove a boon for the continent’s biggest economy, says Paul Boynton, the CEO of Old Mutual Alternative Investments.

Roundtable: Asia is at a turning point

Insurers, family offices and sector-focused managers all play a significant role in the region’s private equity. But markets are changing, and only the nimblest and most resilient can realise the high return potential.

Secondaries special: Park Hill on the state of the secondaries market

Jon Costello, partner and head of the secondary advisory group of PJT Partners’ Park Hill, sat down with Private Equity International to discuss a potential deal volume record in 2018 and an environment full of choice.

Complexity is your friend

In the current late cycle pricing environment, secondaries buyers need to play to their strengths, Neuberger Berman’s Tristram Perkins tells Private Equity International.

Mediterrania on high returns in North African private equity

Local knowledge and a clear diversification strategy are key to mitigating macro concerns in North Africa, says founder and CEO of Mediterrania Capital Partners Albert Alsina.

Pacific Equity Partners on why the Australian mid-market is thriving

Australia combines both access to Asian growth markets and the stability of a US-style regulatory system, says David Brown of the Sydney-based buyout firm.

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