Graham Elton is head of private equity for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Bain & Company. He discusses the findings of the firm’s recent Global Private Equity Report.
Despite predictions to the contrary, private placement has remained popular with private equity managers since the launch of the AIFMD passport. What do you...
The chief executive of the LP representative body discusses its new fee reporting template, co-investment, and what Donald Trump means for private equity regulation.
MVision founder Mounir Guen explains how volatility can impact fundraisings, why private equity deployment figures can be misleading and the thinking behind buying up stakes in buyout managers.
The head of Jersey Finance discusses what the UK’s vote to Brexit means for Jersey, the long-term future of the private placement regime and why the outcome of a recent ESMA review is good news for the jurisdiction.
The private equity model’s capacity for generating profit is broadly acknowledged, but at a time when public purse strings are tight and value for money under scrutiny, the impact that the asset class can have beyond the bottom line is now being recognised.
The firm's founding partner reflects on a debut fundraise and building a new team from scratch.
The former LDC man talks regional dealmaking, fundraising and dealing with LP rejection.
Congratulations on the recent fundraise. To what do you attribute the firm’s appeal to LPs? Our investors appreciate our very regular levels of profitability, the transparency with which we give them our figures, and the fact that we report a lot to them. The second aspect is strategy. Our policy for many years now has been to have a very clear idea in advance of what we are going to do with assets.
Cass Business School professor Scott Moeller and EY corporate financiers Michel Driessen and Anna Faelten are authors of Why Deals Fail, an examination of the most common mistakes made in M&A. Moeller and Driessen explain where private equity firms can improve, the importance of due diligence and why price is the easiest element of a deal to fix.