Private Equity

News and Insights on Private Equity as an Alternative Investment
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The growing technology industry is creating new opportunities for lucrative private investments and a new breed of trust is allowing more liquid investments to take place. This is according to several high-profile asset managers as quoted in a recent Financial Times article on the topic. Private equity investments in unquoted

pharmaceuticals investment

The pharmaceuticals and chemistry industry in the UK has continued to grow in the third quarter of 2017, with around 13 per cent of firms reporting an increase in sales in the three months to September. According to the Chemical Industries Association, the chemicals and pharmaceuticals industries already add £14.4

Silk Road China

Chinese investment in countries that are part of the 'Belt and Road' initiative are increasing speedily, despite a Beijing crackdown on China's acquisitions abroad in an effort to restrict capital outflow. By the latest reports, Chinese acquisitions in the 68 countries that are officially linked to President Xi Jinping's foreign

Last year, private equity investments into central Europe reached their highest level since the financial crisis in 2009, according to a new report from Invest Europe (formerly the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association). Hitting a new high of €1.6 billion, the private equity market surpassed the figures from

asian stockmarket

Investors who chose to invest in Asia Pacific equities following the EU referendum will have received greater returns than those who invested in commodities in the past year, according to recent analysis of the markets. According to research conducted by investment firm Fidelity International, Asia Pacific equities delivered 36.89 per

private equity growth

Private equity funds are seeking to secure a record $635 billion in investor capital as demand for the asset class goes through the roof, new research from Preqin suggests. Globally, 1,908 private equity funds are in market in Q2 2017, seeking a combined $635 billion, up from 1,834 vehicles that

private equity study

Private equity fund managers are optimistic about the industry’s performance in 2017 as they look to shake off the volatility of last year, according to a new report from BDO. Its global poll of 200 fund managers found 71 per cent now think the investment landscape is “favourable”, compared to

New research has found that managers overseeing the investments of the world's super wealthy have been turning away from hedge funds and instead focusing on private equity and private debt investments. According to UBS and Campden Research survey, which questioned 242 family offices – which manage money for super-rich family

clinton trump hedge fund donations

Hedge fund executives and private equity groups are at the top of the list when it comes to donated funds to the US presidential election season. As of last month, the candidates in this year's presidential race have raised $1.1 billion in total, figures from the Federal Election Commission that

The global adviser to pension schemes, Willis Towers Watson (WTW), has said that private equity managers are making use of financing tricks in order to boost their performance fees. The firm, along with many globally-focused academics, have accused private equity companies across the world of employing the 'financial engineering technique'