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As GPs seek to boost portfolio company value, they are under pressure to reduce costs and increase efficiencies as operational issues become increasingly complex and LPs push for lower fees.
eFront research
The average total-value-to-paid-in multiple of active LBO funds hit 1.43x in the second quarter of this year – the lowest point in three years, according to eFront.
Key trends in fund governance, MJ Hudson
Smaller LPs may find themselves at a disadvantage and shut out from significant terms because of the size of their commitments, according to a report from MJ Hudson.
Mike Psaros
Founder Mike Psaros spoke to PEI about the latest fundraising round and how KPS justifies a 30% carried interest rate.
Long-hold funds
Just over half of managers surveyed by law firm Dechert are thinking about launching vehicles to hold assets for longer than the traditional three to five years.
BlackRock insurance report
Almost two-fifths plan to raise their PE exposure over the next 12-24 months, a report from the asset management giant finds.
Benelux, Nordic and UK funds were the highest performers in Europe as of end-2018, generating at least 16% IRR each.
Growth investing
Asia-Pacific investors in particular are driving this trend, according to UBS and Campden Wealth's latest study.
Shenzhen, China
Trade disputes, bad debts in the financial system and a difficult exit environment for tech companies have affected investor appetite for China, according to EMPEA.
Korean private equity
With private equity spending on track to exceed 2015's peak this year, PEI outlines the country's key players, hottest segments and expected returns.
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