As Real Deals celebrates its 400th issue, Trilantic Europe chairman Vittorio Pignatti-Morano mulls the growth in fund sizes, the drawbacks of permanent capital and why private equity needs a standardised LPA.
Buyout firms have been burnt by the fashion industry before, but a number of new upstart companies are proving much-coveted.
Real Deals runs the rule over the GPs, LPs and advisers pulling the strings across the private equity industry.
Magnum Capital will be hoping the €405m sale of Iberchem to Eurazeo can convince LPs to back its long-awaited second fund.
Viking Venture, the vendor, made a return of around 10x after investing around NOK20m (€2.14m) in 2014 and receiving roughly NOK220 in a deal that valued EcoOnline at NOK355m.
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.
Norvestor made an impressive 5.7x return after selling telematics company Abax to Investcorp for €190m.
LPs, GPs and portfolio companies are all upping their cyber security efforts.
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.
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.