• Plugging Profit Leaks in Private Equity Deals

    April 04, 2017 |

    Private equity firms should be aware of four different issues can cause the bucket of profits to spring leaks.

  • Global Private Equity Report 2017

    February 27, 2017 | Bain report

    Bain's annual Global Private Equity Report highlights how leading PE firms have begun adapting to a demanding environment.

  • Private equity shifts gears in emerging markets

    May 27, 2014 |

    After surveying another year of disappointing results from their emerging market investments in 2013, many private equity investors that had enthusiastically piled into the big developing economies of Brazil, Russia, India and China are rethinking their emerging market strategies.

  • Private equity's new strategic imperative

    April 25, 2014 |

    Private equity firms have long prided themselves on their ability to prosper through good times and bad, but it will take more than nimble tactical maneuvering to keep them competitive in a post-financial crisis environment.

  • Exit pressures are building in private equity

    June 21, 2011 | Private Equity |

    Indeed, the value of this pool for all PE funds swelled to $1.5 trillion by the end of the second quarter of 2010. That figure is now nearly 50 percent more than PE funds’ dry powder and is approaching 60 percent of total capital under management.

  • The new masters of the universe

    July 26, 2005 | Private Equity | The Wall Street Journal

    SIXTEEN YEARS after Kohlberg Kravis Roberts made its storied $25 billion bid for RJR Nabisco, private equity firms are again big news. A consortium including KKR snapped up Toys "R" Us, and a group led by Silver Lake Partners is offering a whopping $11 billion for SunGard Data Systems.

  • Value acceleration: Lessons from private-equity masters

    May 31, 2002 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity | Harvard Business Review

    The most successful private-equity firms regularly spearhead dramatic business transformations, creating exceptional returns for their investors. To understand how those firms do it, the authors studied more than 2,000 PE transactions over the past 10 years and discovered that the top performers'