• Cash Floods Create a Fundraising Bonanza in Private Equity

    March 30, 2016 | Private Equity |

    Private equity firms that set out to raise new funds in 2015 encountered some of the best conditions they had seen in years.

  • Competition Requires Private Equity Funds to Get Creative in Deal Making

    March 29, 2016 | Private Equity |

    Four distinct themes emerged that capture the year's unique combination of competitive pressures as general partners sought to find ways to deploy a record $1.31 trillion in uninvested dry powder they are sitting on.

  • New Private Equity Plays for Putting Money to Work

    March 25, 2016 | Private Equity |

    New private equity funds are closing faster and the share of those that met or exceeded their fund-raising targets was higher than at any time since the precrisis boom of 2007.

  • Strong Exits and High Demand Propel Private Equity Fund-Raising

    March 24, 2016 | Private Equity |

    General partners setting out to raise new funds in 2015 encountered some of the best conditions they had seen in years.

  • The Private Equity Shakeout That Didn't Happen

    March 23, 2016 | Private Equity |

    The global financial meltdown was a difficult time for private equity, but the industry withstood the maelstrom better than expected in one crucial respect.

  • After a Solid Year, Private Equity Firms Prepare for Challenges Ahead

    March 22, 2016 | Private Equity |

    The global economic expansion showed signs of strain amid continued record-low interest rates, feverish competition that had investment multiples skirting record highs and increased volatility in public equity markets, presenting many challenges in 2015. Yet PE turned in another surprisingly solid

  • Bain: private equity firms circling speciality pharma

    March 15, 2016 | Private Equity | Private Healthcare Investor | Media mention

    Bain & Company Partner Christian Mazzi believes the specialty generic pharmaceutical space is now one of the hottest "here and now" themes for private equity firms. Mazzi, who leads Bain's London Healthcare practice, told Private Healthcare Investor that specialist generic firms have traditionally

  • Great Companies Stay True to the Spirit of Their Founders

    March 14, 2016 | Strategy |

    As companies lose the elements of the founder’s mentality, they lose the antibodies to complexity.

  • Four Ways to Avoid Initiative Overload

    March 14, 2016 | Financial Services |

    Initiative overload isn't fatal if you learn how to manage it and several tactics can help companies avert overload when possible, or to mitigate its effects when it’s not.

  • How Simple Team Huddles Can Make a Business Better

    March 04, 2016 | Strategy |

    At a growing company, huddles are an effective way for people to get to know each other better. They come to feel that they have support from their colleagues and a place to take their concerns.