Private equity has delivered excellent performance. Progress made on reporting and transparency has been less impressive.
Corporate finance advisers who treat bidders badly in processes today will be made to pay for their hubris tomorrow.
If private equity is to remain relevant in a world awash with cheap money, it must differentiate its capital.
As comprehensive as pre-deal analysis may be these days, it should never serve as a substitute for good judgement.
In a stable market it is lenders who should be selective about the private equity firms they lend to. Not the other way around.
Carry is meant to encourage long-term team stability, but it often does the exact opposite
How can the firm's rivals, many of whom are pursuing multi-vehicle strategies, now ignore impact investing?
Private equity saw some profound upheavals in 2016 but the first two weeks of 2017 have been good ones for the asset class.
It looks as if 2016 will prove to be another bumper year for the asset class. What more could GPs possibly ask for?
At the end of November Real Deals hosted the third annual UK Mid-Market Debt.