Private Equity & Venture Capital

private equity as alternative asset

Private equity is one of the alternative asset classes offering diversification from bonds and stocks. It has traditionally been centred on leveraged buyouts – where the buyer funds the purchase price through borrowing, using the target company’s assets as collateral. However tougher economic conditions and tighter regulatory frameworks have restrained leveraged financial engineering and investors have consequently had to settle for lower returns in many situations.

Venture capital investing, which is non-leveraged private equity investment in a business usually at a seed, early or formative stage (though can also be at a later stage), has seen a high level of growth over the past 15 years or so. Where the investments are made at an early stage in the company’s life cycle, the business models are often unproven and venture capitalists are consequently seeking substantial growth projections.  MORE….

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

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