Venture Capital’s “Me Too” Moment

Posted by Sophie Calder-Wang (The Wharton School), Paul A. Gompers (Harvard Business School), and Patrick Sweeney (Harvard Business School), on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Editor's Note: Sophie Calder-Wang is Assistant Professor of Real Estate at

Private Equity and Financial Stability: Evidence from Failed Bank Resolution in the Crisis

Posted by Emily Johnston-Ross (FDIC), Song Ma (Yale University), and Manju Puri (Duke University), on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Editor's Note: Emily Johnston Ross is a Senior Financial Economist at the FDIC Center for Financial

Nordic Capital seals impressive Cint Group IPO at SEK9.8bn valuation

Nordic Capital has sealed an impressive IPO of digital survey specialist Cint Group at a SEK9.8bn ($1.18bn) valuation.

Private equity dealmaking surge planned for 2021 as firms look to shake off Covid-19 woes

Private equity houses are gearing up for a surge in dealmaking in 2021 as they look to get back to deploying capital in the wake of the coronavirus shock of this year, new research shows.

LPs eye secondary market as prep for post-Covid world – Coller Private Equity Barometer

More than half of private equity LPs are looking to make secondary deals over the next two years as investors prep for a post-Covid world, Coller Capital's latest annual Global Private Equity Barometer shows.

Powerful private equity bounceback from Covid-19 crisis sees firms keen to deploy huge dry powder totals

Private equity's impressive bounceback from the Covid-19 pandemic looks set to herald a deal surge as firms look to deploy massive amounts of dry powder, new research from law firm Dechert says.

Outlook negative for global asset management industry in 2021 amid wavering investor appetite for risk: Moody’s

A wavering investor appetite for risk and a deteriorating competitive environment are leading to a negative outlook for the global asset management industry next year, new research from Moody's shows.

EQT: Private Equity with a Purpose

Posted by Robert Eccles (University of Oxford), Therese Lennehag (EQT Partners), and Nina Nornholm (EQT Partners), on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Editor's Note: Robert G. Eccles is Visiting Professor of Management Practice at Oxford University

LPs planning big renewable energy infrastructure investment push as climate change response grows

Global institutional investors plan to almost double their allocations to renewable energy infrastructure in the near-term as the global response to climate change continues to gain momentum.

BGF backs human cell disease model startup DefiniGEN

UK investment house BGF has backed a £3.25m funding round for DefiniGEN, a provider of human cell products and services.

Vista Equity Partners helps Pipedrive hit unicorn status through majority investment

Software-focused private equity major Vista Equity Partners has helped CRM platform Pipedrive reach unicorn status through a majority investment.

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls: Fiduciary Obligations in the Shadow of Trados

Posted by Sarath Sanga (Northwestern University) and Eric L. Talley (Columbia University), on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Editor's Note: Sarath Sanga is Associate Professor at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and at Kellogg School

German resilience helps DACH region towards record PE deal value total despite Covid-19 volatility

German resilience is helping the DACH region power towards its highest annual private equity deal value total for a decade despite the bruising impact of the coronavirus pandemic on firms across the globe.

GPs must embrace proactive portfolio management tools now, or be left behind

As the coronavirus crisis continues to rage across the glove, private equity investors are being forced to think more carefully about managing their existing portfolios amid a volatile dealmaking market. AltAssets spoke to Eaton Partners'

Discover the sectors surviving Covid-19’s private equity buy-and-build slump

Private equity buy-and-build activity has suffered a heavy blow through the coronavirus pandemic, with activity dropping to a five-year low according to new data from Silverfleet Capital.

Venture capital investment stays strong through Covid chaos despite ongoing deal numbers slump

Global venture capital investment remains strong despite dealmaking numbers dropping for the sixth consecutive quarter, new research shows, with a trio of $1bn-plus deals from across the globe helping buoy the industry's figures.

Biotech sector sees huge year-on-year private equity, venture capital investment activity jump as Covid recovery continues

Private equity and venture capital investment in the biotech sector has scored its busiest month of the past 12 as markets continue their recovery from March's coronavirus shock.

Private Equity and COVID-19

Posted by Paul A. Gompers (Harvard Business School), Steven N. Kaplan (University of Chicago), and Vladimir Mukharlyamov (Georgetown University), on Monday, October 19, 2020 Editor's Note: Paul A. Gompers is Eugene Holman Professor of Business

Covid forcing newer private equity firms out of fundraising while veteran operators raise huge amounts

European private equity fundraising activity has come roaring back in the third quarter thanks to a slew of big fund closes - but the coronavirus pandemic is forcing many less-established GPs out of the capital

Second wave of Covid-19 biggest threat to fund managers eyeing LP capital – survey

LPs fears over a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is the biggest threat to alternative asset fund managers looking to raise new capital, new research shows.

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