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Although deal numbers dropped in 2019 after record highs, the factors that make fintechs attractive private equity targets remain unchanged, say Robert Ohrenstein and Jeremy Welch of KPMG.
Public-to-private deals will be difficult to execute in the short term with publicly traded companies having less visibility on revenues, says Investec’s head of PE client group.
eFront research
Capital calls in US and European buyout funds fell below 5% in vintages 2017-19, compared with over 15% in the years before the GFC.
Coller Barometer 2020
Investors think GPs are not taking climate change seriously enough and want more opportunities to interact directly with other LPs, according to a Coller Capital report.
Portfolio construction
PGIM and Singapore's SWF have designed a framework that considers how commitment strategy and private markets allocations can affect a portfolio’s ability to meet liquidity demands.
Coronavirus and business
Growth equity investments in sectors such as tech not only remained unscathed during the GFC, they could also benefit from the covid-induced new normal, says Dr Daniel Schmidt, CEO and founder of CEPRES.
The covid-19 crisis is prompting portfolio re-evaluations and alternative assets are of particular interest, according to a bfinance report.
Carlyle performance watch Q1 2020
We examine the firm's private equity funds in the latest instalment of a special series looking at quarter-on-quarter performance amid the downturn.
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GPs' abilities to react faster and PE funds’ strong governance framework are key reasons for the stability of the asset class during market volatility, according to eFront.
Blackstone performance
We examine the investment giant's private equity funds – the first in a special series looking at quarter-on-quarter performance amid the downturn.

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