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Secondary-market volume this year is on pace to beat 2017’s record totals, intermediary Setter Capital reported. First-half 2018 saw 746 secondary transactions valued at $36.7 billion. This is up 26 percent from the year-earlier period, when 874 secondaries totaled $29.1 billion, Setter Capital Volume Report H1 2018 shows. The $36.7 billion includes $23.06 billion of fund […]
Bain & Company, Kara Murphy, private equity
Healthcare is poised to remain a safe-haven investment in 2017 as the sector’s long-term fundamentals remain positive, but the bar is rising as a growing number of funds disproportionately focus on the sector, according to Bain & Co Partner Kara Murphy. “The reality is [that] in a world where it’s so hard to get deals done, […]
London Business School research has attempted to answer the age-old question: Who are better buyers, private equity or strategics? The study, which focused on European companies, found PE portfolio companies “significantly” outperformed similar non-PE owned companies during the first three years. Sales at portfolio companies more than doubled, EBITDA doubled and total assets increased close to […]
Private equity made a strong showing in the IPO market during the past two years, according to a new study. Law firm Proskauer Rose LLP analyzed 119 IPOs from 2014 to compile its second annual “IPO Study.” Of that total, 56 (or 47 percent) were sponsored-backed, the study said. That compares to 136 IPOs in 2013, of which […]

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