The 400th Issue – 19 October 2017

400th Issue

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Editor’s past

Former Real Deals editors Grant Murgatroyd and Ross Butler reflect on their time covering the the market

Alpha bites

How Oakley raised its largest fund ever; Greybull’s Monarch into administration; Catalyst joins forces with Alantra

What I’ve learnt

Senior dealmakers, who have seen and done it all, speak to Real Deals in a series of frank and illuminating conversations on the state of the asset class

Two decades in numbers

Deal and fundraising data going back to 1999 shows just how much the buyout industry has evolved; CMBOR’s Mike Wright on the growth of the industry

In their own words

Some of the more memorable quotes from the industry’s finest

Famous interviews

Extracts from some of the best interviews with the asset class’s biggest personalities

Familiar faces

Well-known buyout figures who have appeared in Real Deals over the years

Classic covers

The people and stories that have taken the Real Deals centre stage during the last 18 years

The Future 40

The young dealmakers who we believe will write the next chapter in the private equity story

Lux leaders

Luxembourg has established itself as a leading private equity fund domicile

Bad publicity

Dealmakers strike their poses in some interesting photographs


Burn one down; how to keep your clients close