snap election

What the UK snap election means for private equity investors

Investors will hope that if Theresa May can increase her majority in Parliament, policymaking will become more stable.
Article 50

Guest comment: What to expect from negotiations as Article 50 is activated

As the Prime Minister triggers Article 50, beginning the process of the UK’s departure from the EU, WA Investor Services sets out what we can expect as Brexit negotiations kick off.
Operating partners private equity

Operating partners: the art and science of making your plan, their plan

Andros Payne, founder of consultancy Humatica, explains how operating partners can effect change without formal authority.
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Private equity recruitment: developments in 2016 and predictions for 2017

Women in private equity, new firms and the importance of employer brand have all been prominent private equity recruitment topics over the past year.

Protectionism will not stymie Chinese dealmaking

Hogan Lovell's Andrew McGinty explains why China's need to diversify its asset base will see more deal flow in 2017.

Uncertainties kept IPOs dormant in 2016 – but conditions are ripe for a reawakening

At the end of a year of almost unparalleled uncertainty, IPO activity is down and PE’s share of the total has shrunk, too. EY analysis suggests several reasons that explain the drop and also why PE exits are expected to bounce back in 2017.

New VCT regulation is leading to renewed interest in the venture space

Alongside all the adverse effects of new VCT regulation that the VCT industry warned of, some positive effects are being felt – specifically, renewed interest in the classic venture space.

What secular stagnation will mean for you

Secular stagnation is driving competition and innovation in the private equity industry.

The reasons for forex volatility and what to do about it

In the final instalment of a four-part series looking into the impact that forex volatility has on the private equity industry, HiFX’s director of corporate Chris Towner discusses how firms and businesses can build forecasts for 2017 when financial markets are increasingly prone to sharp moves.

Hedging FX risk in the fund

In the third of a four-part series examining the risk that currency volatility poses for private equity, HiFX’s director of corporate Chris Towner explains how firms can manage liquidity when hedging foreign assets held in a fund.
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