In this issue…

Alpha Bites

Lessons to be learned from Volkswagen; size does matter; going intercontinental

Agents of change

Placement agents have had to update their modus operandi in a changing private equity world

A grey area

Equistone’s investment in ORS, a services provider at asylum centres, has thrown the wider question of private provision of public services back into the spotlight

Banking on it

BlackFin hopes its expertise in European financial services will open up profitable niches

20/20 vision

Level 20 has the admirable aim of ensuring that women represent 20 per cent of senior professionals in European private equity by 2020

Ill winds

Ongoing legal action relating to Wind Hellas could have wider implications for the GP/LP relationship

Value creation: consultants

In the third in a four part series, Real Deals looks at the changing face of management consultancy

Deals in brief

A round-up of deals from the past few weeks

Shaking up private equity

Four dealmakers offer thoughts on how the industry can be transformed

Vulture

Dropping a beat; cocktails and dreams; the tricks of the fee trade

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