Friday, August 18, 2017

What you pay for is not always what you get

A new report sheds light on the relationship between fund sizes and performance, the effects of going public and exactly why managed accounts are in such high demand.

Investcorp bets on the telematics sector again with Abax deal

Norvestor made an impressive 5.7x return after selling telematics company Abax to Investcorp for €190m.

How private equity can tackle the threat of cyber criminals

LPs, GPs and portfolio companies are all upping their cyber security efforts.

The vehicle that gives small investors access to top quartile funds

Scala has raised a $70m (€62.41m) club fund to invest in the most sought-after and often oversubscribed US and European buyout funds in partnership with Hamilton Lane.

The management charmers: How to win deals and influence vendors

Real Deals explores how a small band of private equity origination partners are using unique skills to land deals for their firms in a competitive market.
Southern Europe private equity

Southern Europe draws private equity investors’ attention

For the first time, Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal have attracted more private equity investment than the UK and Ireland.

Sector specialists: Agri-food

ADM Capital has raised $100m for its first food and agriculture-focused fund. Real Deals looks into the world of these sector specialists.

Iberian private equity’s time to shine

As the Spanish economy continues to grow, the latest fundraising figures hint that Iberia’s standing in the private equity world could be on the rise.

Subscription line financing: A step too far?

Earlier this month Howard Marks, co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, wrote a somewhat disapproving memo on the subject of subscription line financing. His is not the first criticism of the practice, and other commentators have warned that it could effectively be fleecing LPs. But is subscription line financing really so bad?

Gresham House Strategic takes private equity public

Gresham House Strategic makes its returns from applying private equity techniques to listed companies. But its strategy could also prove profitable for more traditional GPs.
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