Technology is strengthening its grip on private equity deal processes. Also, how some of Europe’s best GPs are responding to digitalisation and the funding options available to entrepreneurs.
The industry’s best-known personalities met at the Real Deals Mid-Market Conference for a day of high-end debate. Also, the story behind the Idinvest and Eurazeo deal, Imbiba's debut fund and Inflexion's continental deal.
Larger buyout houses are muscling in on the lower-mid market, but success is far from guaranteed. Also, tips on extreme decision making, high hopes for France and the manufacturing renaissance.
Real Deals reviews the biggest private equity stories from 2017 and looks into the key themes that will shape the asset class in the year ahead.
Why GPs of all calibres are exploring fund restructurings, Also, former MP David Laws on Brexit and top tips from hostage negotiator Richard Mullender.
Impact investment pioneer Sir Ronald Cohen explains why capital needs to deliver more than just a profit. Also, the carve-out craze and LP strategy shifts.
GPs are rethinking carry waterfalls in an attempt to retain the best young talent. Also, nine private equity executives gather to discuss the impact of Brexit on the asset class, and investors continue to taste test the bakery sector.
In the most buoyant debt market since the crisis, concerns are being raised that both borrowers and lenders are losing discipline. Also, DH's blockbuster TMF exit and Waterland's move to Wilmslow.
Boutique advisers are rapidly transforming in order to provide a bespoke service to GPs. Also, why buyout firms are so interested in insurance broking and and the story behind Cinven's CeramTec exit.
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