due diligence private equity

Understanding the changing dynamics of due diligence

Frustrated by “tick-box” exercises and unreliable vendor-led projects, private equity firms are demanding more of their due diligence providers.
Lower mid-market Race Bottom GP

Race to the bottom: Why large managers are dipping into the lower mid-market

Mid-market firms are taking advantage of a highly favourable fundraising market to target smaller deals through dedicated funds. But how successful will these lower mid-market endeavours be?
LP rise growing

The rise of the ever-growing LP

It’s far from a new phenomenon, but LPs are bulking up their deal teams and diversifying their investment initiatives – and private equity firms...
pensions private equity

How private equity can tackle the age old issue of pensions

Following the collapse of UK retailer BHS last year, pensions became a hot button topic for the government and dealmakers alike. As a result,...
private equity data

GPs are finally starting to harness the power of data

Private equity firms are shedding their Luddite reputations and utilising data and technology in ways that were previously unimaginable.
buy and build

Buy and build: private equity’s favourite value creation strategy

In an increasingly expensive and mature market, buy-and-build strategies will continue to proliferate.
fund restructurings

How GP-led fund restructurings entered the mainstream

After much hype, GP-led fund restructurings have finally arrived in earnest. And they may be the secondary market’s last golden opportunity of this cycle.
carve-out

Carve-outs offer great potential for private equity

The last year has seen a number of high-profile corporate carve-outs come to market. Private equity firms have been eager acquirers of these unloved assets.
corporate finance boutique

The rise of the corporate finance boutique

The merger between Alantra and Catalyst Corporate Finance demonstrates how independent operators have adapted their approach to gain a greater share of the private equity advisory market.
Bonomi

What I’ve learnt: Andrea Bonomi, Investindustrial

Andrea Bonomi, Investindustrial's founder and managing principal, explains why buy-and-build is key to the asset class's future.
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