While UK mid-market buyout houses invested record sums last year, Spanish GPs, as ever, had a tougher 12 months. According to figures released by Ascri, the Spanish private equity trade association, buyout firms in the Iberian peninsula struggled to raise funds and deploy the levels of cash seen in 2014.
The latest figures from Preqin will further burnish private equity’s track record, but the pressure is on to keep delivering
Analysts are pretty much in agreement that the year ahead will be a volatile one. Causes for concern include actual global GDP and inflation being lower than overoptimistic forecasts, a forthcoming yuan devaluation and likely defaults of emerging market corporate bonds. With this picture in mind, both KKR and SVG Capital have announced cash overweight positions as they get ready to navigate a turbulent business cycle.
At the end of last month, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) announced that it would be calling for a voluntary target of 25 per cent women in senior positions at all major UK businesses.
Last month, a Luxembourg court dismissed claims made in a lawsuit brought against Apax Partners and TPG in relation to Greek telecommunications company Wind Hellas.
Altius Associates outlines the five key challenges facing the private equity industry this year.
Despite new rules restricting the types of investments they can make, VCTs are pulling in more investor capital than ever.
The inaugural PE Monitor survey from Deutsche Beteiligungs (DBAG) and German magazine Finance, for which investment managers at 50 private equity firms operating in Germany’s mid-market were interviewed, provides some surprising insight into this notoriously insular corner of the private equity world.
Staff changes at Slovenia's privatisation body may revive the failed auction.
Arle Capital Partners’ amusement parks business Parques Reunidos has attracted an impressive list of suitors.