Thursday, October 18, 2018

What Apollo’s Endemol exit means for media

Big Brother TV production company Endemol is about to be sold. CIL’s Tabitha Elwes explores why Apollo wants to exit and the implications for the sector.

Q&A: Virginie Morgon, Eurazeo

Eurazeo's chief executive Virginie Morgon discusses GP mergers, expanding into the US, and being one of the few female leaders in European private equity.

French private equity leaders thrive as Macron struggles

Ardian and Eurazeo, two flagships of the French private equity market, are expanding ambitiously while the president's reform attempts flounder.

How private equity fundraising changed after Lehman

Ten years on from the financial crisis, veteran private equity fund adviser and MVision founder Mounir Guen reflects on why it all went wrong and what the industry has done to try and avoid repeating the same mistakes.

Back to school: lessons in fundraising

With the new academic year fully underway, what better time for buyout firms about to embark on fundraisings to take some lessons from GPs and advisers who have recently been on the road.

Auction processes: how to beat rivals to a deal

Record levels of dry powder among private equity and debt funds, plus strong appetite for M&A among corporates equals intense competition for deals. With many businesses now going to auction, how can firms improve their odds of winning processes?

Auction processes: how to maximise value on exit

At a private breakfast hosted by Investec a group of private equity veterans share their views on why sales fall over in a vendor-friendly market and how exits can be managed to deliver maximum value.

Auction processes: why auctions fail and how to avoid a broken process

It may be a hot market flush with cash, yet some processes are still falling over. Why? And how can sellers avoid having to walk away empty-handed.
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Auction processes: the risks and rewards of dual track processes

With choppiness returning to public markets, a dual track process may seem like the perfect insurance policy. But is it worth the hassle and risk?

Ten years on: what private equity learned from Lehman

A decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, private equity veterans recall the dark days that followed and discuss the long-term impact on the asset class.
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