Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The stories of 2016

In a year dominated by geopolitical upheaval, private equity witnessed its own turbulence in 2016 with hostile takeovers, empire building and the mega-exit of one very interesting portfolio company.

Outlook for 2017: The limited partner perspective

With several rate hikes expected by the US Federal Reserve next year, forthcoming European elections, and escalating global tensions with Russia, it’s more important than ever that private equity limited partners understand the risks in their portfolios.

China’s appetite for acquisition

China ends 2016 as the leading acquirer of foreign companies – the third year in a row that it has topped the outbound M&A league table.

Fundraising in 2016: From strength to strength

After another bumper year private equity fundraising is showing no sign of slowing down.
private equity debt 2016 cash machine

Debt: key developments of 2016 and predictions for 2017

Lending levels remained steady as private equity firms benefitted from competition between banks and the growing debt fund sector.

Buyout firms are still grappling with protecting sensitive data

Although private equity dealmakers are using email, attachments and smartphones for work more than ever, firms are finding it challenging to protect commercially sensitive...

Regional review 2016: things are looking up again for Southern Europe

The Mediterranean private equity market was one of the worst affected by the financial crisis, but after a difficult period the outlook for the...
France Benelux private equity 2016

Regional review 2016: France and Benelux hope to capitalise on UK instability

French private equity dealmaking continued to progress in 2016. “The big change over the last five years is that France has replaced Germany as...

Secondaries in 2016: the freight train rolls on

Even though deal value softened in 2016, secondaries investors enjoyed another strong year thanks to record war chests and narrow discounts.

Omers generates healthy return from its first realisation in Europe

With the sale of maritime services provider V.Group to Advent International, Omers Private Equity has made a healthy return, says Martin le Huray, co-head...
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