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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

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

Asia-Pacific PE, VC, M&A jumps despite China deal activity slide

Asia Pacific private equity, venture capital, and M&A activity jumped almost 10% in the first half of 2022 compared to the same period last year - although deal activity in the region remains choppy. The

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

Institutional LPs still hungry for GP-led secondaries despite market volatility, global headwinds

Institutional investors continue to have a strong appetite for GP-led secondary recap transactions across the globe, even in the face of increased market volatility, high inflation, and geopolitical instability, new research suggests. The post Institutional

Secondaries investors brace for valuations drop following booming 2021

Secondaries market investors are bracing themselves for a drop in valuations as the rising interest rate environment and war in Ukraine create headwinds for the sector, data from Raymond James | Cebile Capital shows. The

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

Secondaries market hits record $143bn in spectacular rebound from Covid-19 woes

The global private equity secondaries market hit a bumper $143bn in the 2021 financial year to seal a stunning recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, new research shows. The post Secondaries market hits record $143bn in

Omicron variant spread sees Asia-Pacific deal activity slump

Asia-Pacific dealmaking across private equity, venture capital and M&A nosedived in January as the Omicron variant of Covid-19 surged through the region. The post Omicron variant spread sees Asia-Pacific deal activity slump first appeared on

KKR becomes latest PE heavyweight to reveal record 2021 fundraising, PE returns hit 46%

Global buyout giant KKR has become the latest private equity major to report record 2021 fundraising - and has set its sights on collecting capital across more than 30 strategies this year. The post KKR

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

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

Rising PE activity at heart of global M&A push for record dealmaking year

Rising private equity dealmaking is helping global M&A activity towards what could become its most active year on record, new research shows. The post Rising PE activity at heart of global M&A push for record

Private equity, venture capital returns boom amid strong Covid-19 recovery

Private equity funds soared to a record quarterly return at the start of this year amid a strong recovery of the global economy from the coronavirus pandemic, new data shows. The post Private equity, venture

M&A deals soar following Covid-crisis dip, North America leads way

M&A dealmaking activity has surged in the first half of the year as the recovery from the coronavirus crisis continues, new research shows. The post M&A deals soar following Covid-crisis dip, North America leads way

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