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Alternative investment firm takes private equity approach to public securities investing

Alternative investment funds made up nearly 80 per cent of EU fund industry in 2017

Mixed picture for global M&A activity in first half of 2019

Merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in North America and Asia-Pacific are set to rise this year while Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Latin America are forecast to see falls, according to data from Intralinks Deal Flow Predictor.

Private equity big winner in 2018 with most mandates from public pension plans

US and UK public pension plans announced 215 new private equity mandate awards in the last quarter of 2018 for a total of 954 for 2018, according to eVestment data.

Deploying too much capital in year one private equity funds lowers performance

Research shows there is an inverse correlation between the level of capital deployed during the first year of a private equity fund’s investment period and its eventual performance.

M&A deal volume set to break records in 2018

The M&A market could end 2018 on a new high. According to Thomson Reuters data and an analysis by Intralinks.

Private equity performance analysis shows UK gives best risk-returns in Europe

Countries and regions that have higher productivity growth offer the best private equity returns, according to research from eFront.

Private equity fundraising hits 10-year low

Although the private equity industry is seeing an unprecedented period of fundraising with first-time funds accounting for a quarter of vehicles closed in 2017 they secured just 6 per cent of total capital raised. This was a 10-year low.