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Japan LBO returns are lagging – but for how long?

Japanese funds have generated a lower TVPI multiple than other developed markets, according to investment software firm eFront.

Bain & Co: Asia-Pacific healthcare PE buyouts doubled in 2017

Larger deals and cross-border ties-ups underscored $7.2bn worth of healthcare deals in the region.

European firms dominate Q1 buyout fundraising

The top 10 largest buyout funds amassed $46.4bn between them in the period, representing 87% of the $53.6bn committed to the strategy.

Why European VC returns are better than you think

Removing sampling biases reveals greater parity between US and European venture capital performance than is often expected, according to a report from eFront.

Japan in eight charts

Fundraising surged in 2017 and all the funds met or exceeded their targets, according to data compiled by PEI's research team

LBO funds struggle to stand out

A favourable exit environment has tightened the spread of returns among the best and worst performing LBO funds, according to eFront's Returns, risks and liquidity of LBO Funds in Q4 2017.

Bain & Co: ‘Asia PE becoming more activist’

The Asian private equity industry, now more than two decades old, is seeing less passive, growth investors and more of the 'big boys' playing an active role in portfolio company growth.

Beware the PE echo chamber

In the face of rampant LP demand, should private equity firms worry about the industry’s wider reputation?

Bain & Co: ‘Asia private equity in a new era’

Asia’s improved macro climate and the pressure to deploy dry powder drove record fundraising, deal values and exit values for 2017.

Carried interest: who earned what in 2017

CEOs at KKR and Blackstone received more carried interest or incentive fee distributions in 2017 than the previous year.

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