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So far in 2018, distressed and turnaround fundraising occupies a larger proportion of the marketplace than it has in recent years. Through May 15, distressed vehicles accounted for $10.8 billion of the $69.3 billion raised (15.6 percent), ahead of both 2017 (5.2 percent) and 2016 (11.2 percent).
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Brick-and-mortar retail has lost its luster due to the mainstreaming of online shopping. Despite the ongoing strain on the retail industry, private equity real estate could offer a reprieve. PE real estate firms see value in the asset class through building up stores as “experiences” rather than just transaction depots. Portfolio deals, such as mall […]
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The idiom of “gotta spend money to make money” is often used as a joke in the investment world, but endowments with more than $1 billion in assets under management saw the biggest returns. These foundations led the way across the board for fiscal year 2017 in the 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year horizons.
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The recent trend in private equity shows larger proportions of fundraising going towards megafunds ($5 billion and up). With so many funds flooding the market and many limited partners understaffed, the required due diligence for investing becomes difficult. It results in more LPs re-upping with the safer, well-known megafunds.
private equity, mergers, m&a
According to 24 placement agents surveyed, a plurality (42 percent) see the power balance to set LPA agreement terms as tipping evenly right now. While 41 percent believe the ball lies in the general partners’ court, 17 percent thinks it’s with limited partners.
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According to Preqin, dry powder grew in 2017 within the natural resources sector. This year could see a lot of that money deployed, with 70 percent of GPs saying they’re looking to invest more capital in the market and merely 1 percent planning for less.
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While momentum has been building this year, the waves of 2016’s oil and gas lulls can still be felt. Overall, the sector is rebounding but worries about global market uncertainty, commodity pricing, and public perception still abound.
The trend of megafunds increasing in prominence crested in 2017. The 10 largest funds closed accounted for nearly 28 percent of overall fundraising over the past three years. The boost to 2017’s total haul can be attributed in part to Apollo Global Management’s massive close of $24.6 billion for Apollo Investment Fund IX, the largest traditional […]
European private equity and venture capital funds generated strong returns on average over five time periods for members of the Institutional Limited Partners Association, including the highest IRR on the board, with 26.38 at the one-year mark. Asia/Pacific PE & VC represent the biggest upside for long-term growth, standing above the rest in the 10-year […]
In the never-ending quest for the highest possible returns, two-thirds of LPs are looking to change the steps they take when selecting funds to invest in. Additionally, 75 percent of LPs are open to backing first-time fundraisers.
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