Despite good returns, LP patience with private equity is wearing thin

Private equity has delivered excellent performance. Progress made on reporting and transparency has been less impressive.
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Sell-side advisers need to show buyers some respect

Corporate finance advisers who treat bidders badly in processes today will be made to pay for their hubris tomorrow.

Xavier Moreno’s wise words on differentiating your capital

If private equity is to remain relevant in a world awash with cheap money, it must differentiate its capital.

No private equity firm can afford to outsource judgement

As comprehensive as pre-deal analysis may be these days, it should never serve as a substitute for good judgement.
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Private equity debt markets are overheating… again

In a stable market it is lenders who should be selective about the private equity firms they lend to. Not the other way around.
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Why carry can be bad for succession

Carry is meant to encourage long-term team stability, but it often does the exact opposite

Palatine’s impact investment fund sets a precedent

How can the firm's rivals, many of whom are pursuing multi-vehicle strategies, now ignore impact investing?
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Private equity should not get so bogged down in bad news that it ignores...

Private equity saw some profound upheavals in 2016 but the first two weeks of 2017 have been good ones for the asset class.

All I want for Christmas…

It looks as if 2016 will prove to be another bumper year for the asset class. What more could GPs possibly ask for?

Debt providers’ worries should concern private equity

At the end of November Real Deals hosted the third annual UK Mid-Market Debt.
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