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PE, VC execs banking on African tech boom over next three years

Private equity and venture capital execs are banking on an African tech boom over the next few years amid the rapid expansion of the continent's startup ecosystem, new research shows. The post PE, VC execs

How demographic change is impacting asset allocations

Demographic changes around the globe are forcing asset allocators to question and update their strategies - with the surge in new technologies top of the list for shaping new opportunities. The post How demographic change

VC dealmaking is defying macroeconomic concerns in UK & Ireland – but PE is struggling

As global inflation woes and a rising energy crisis continue to grow, the winners and losers of the current macroneconomic conditions are slowly beginning to emerge. The post VC dealmaking is defying macroeconomic concerns in

About 80% of investors believe venture capital is overvalued as market headwinds continue

Venture capital firms are always quick to blow their trumpet announcing the latest impressive valuations of their portfolio businesses - but such largesse in investments rounds could be about to come back and bite them.

Vast majority of institutional investors braced for prolonged recession amid lack of faith in govt inflation fight

More than 90% of instutional investors are bracing themselves for a prolonged recession amid sinking optimism the US government's ability to successfully fight inflation without hamstringing the economy, new research shows. The post Vast majority

PE’s Covid comeback stutters, LPs ‘overwhelmed’ at fundraising pace

Private equity's record-breaking comeback from the coronavirus pandemic last year has stuttered in 2022 as geopolitical tensions and inflationary pressures continue to take their toll on markets, new research shows. The post PE’s Covid comeback

Here’s how GPs can overcome exit woes due to the ongoing global economic uncertainty

Huge and ongoing uncertainty in the global economic outlook is forcing GPs to get creative with their exit options. Ed Ford and Katie McMenamin, partners at law firm Travers Smith, explain how alternative secondary solutions

Fundraising failing to keep up with booming ASEAN dealmaking environment

Private equity and venture capital fundraising in southeast Asia is failing to keep up with huge investment activity from alternative asset investors in the region, new research shows. The post Fundraising failing to keep up

LPs upping PE allocations, crypto industry fund investments on the rise: Coller Capital Barometer

More than half of institutional LPs have increased their commitments to private equity over the past two years in the hunt for outsized returns, the latest Coller Barometer report shows. The post LPs upping PE

Fund of funds continue ‘phenomenal run’ outperforming private capital markets with 14-quarter winning streak

Private capital funds of funds have continued their "phenomenal run" with a 14-quarter streak of outperforming the rest of the private capital universe, new data from PitchBook shows. The post Fund of funds continue ‘phenomenal

LPs look to up PE, infra allocations, digital asset appetite booms

Professional investors are looking to up their commitments to private equity, infrastructure and digital assets this year as they look to take advantage of illiquid asset returns, new research shows. The post LPs look to

Individual experience more important than fund track record for returns, new research shows

The prior performance of individuals involved in a private equity transaction is stronger tan fund level performance, new research from Golding Capital Partners suggests. The post Individual experience more important than fund track record for

MidEuropa partner Knorr on the Russian/Ukrainian war’s impact on the wider CEE region

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has lasted longer than some might have expected, and ongoing fallout from the war has inevitably afflicted investments. But despite all the factors shadowing the markets – rising commodity prices,

Private equity becomes $1.1tn operation as average deal size rockets to record $1.1bn: Bain & Co

Powerhouse private equity megadeals are increasingly powering what is now a $1.1tn operation, with average deal size passing $1bn for the first time ever, new research from Bain & Company shows. The post Private equity

Growth in institutional investment in PE set to be outpaced by rise in HNWI commitments

Instutional investors are set to be outpaced by high-net-worth individuals in committing capital to private equity, new research shows. The post Growth in institutional investment in PE set to be outpaced by rise in HNWI

PE-backed companies see enterprise values surge – but is public market volatility a harbinger of doom for PE portfolios?

Private US companies, primarily those owned by private equity firms, saw their enterprise values grow 3.9% in the last quarter of 2021 amid a continued impressive recovery from Covid-19 lows. The post PE-backed companies see

PE megadeals set to rise in 2022 as buyout houses help global M&A thrive: PitchBook

Private equity dealmaking hit an all-time high in 2021, and signals point to an equally active 2022 according to a new report from PitchBook. The post PE megadeals set to rise in 2022 as buyout

UK leading Europe’s private equity rebound from Covid amid ‘unprecedented’ mega-deal surge

Private equity activity in the UK last year reached levels not seen since before the global financial crisis, a spectacular result given ongoing uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The post UK leading Europe’s private

More than half of European LP have rejected private equity fund commitment on ESG grounds: Coller Capital Barometer

European LPs are leading the way in demanding private equity houses consider ESG when raising their investment funds, the latest Coller Capital Global Private Equity Barometer shows. The post More than half of European LP

LPs are ploughing more capital into private equity – but one concern is keeping them awake at night

Institutional investors, family offices and foundations are on a private equity fund investment streak at the moment according to new data from Montana Capital Partners. The post LPs are ploughing more capital into private equity

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