Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Deals and fundraising down, but Spanish private equity not discouraged

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.

Why allocation targets are giving LPs a headache

The latest figures from Preqin will further burnish private equity’s track record, but the pressure is on to keep delivering

In cash we trust

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.

How UK business is using targets to tackle gender imbalances

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.

What the Wind Hellas verdict means for private equity

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.

5 challenges facing private equity in 2016

Altius Associates outlines the five key challenges facing the private equity industry this year.

Still going strong

Despite new rules restricting the types of investments they can make, VCTs are pulling in more investor capital than ever.

German private equity may be changing

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.

Telekom Slovenije: round two?

Staff changes at Slovenia's privatisation body may revive the failed auction.

Come one, come all

Arle Capital Partners’ amusement parks business Parques Reunidos has attracted an impressive list of suitors.
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