Private Equity Publications

  • Private equity returns: It's all about alpha

    May 04, 2014 | AMEinfo.com

    Private equity firms benefited from a warming economic climate, strengthening public equity and debt markets and other favorable external factors to help push up asset valuations. In the dance between market beta and the unique alpha-generating capabilities of general partners themselves, each

  • Competition heats up as private equity funds seek new capital

    April 29, 2014 | AMEinfo.com

    Signs of momentum that began to build in private equity fund-raising in 2013 look primed to gather force in 2014. Indeed, as we described in Bain & Company’s latest Global Private Equity Report, the dynamics that are coming into focus on the supply-and-demand front suggest that 2014 could be a year

  • Private equity: End of years of frustration

    April 25, 2014 | The Business Times (Singapore)

    After four frustrating years of false starts, nervous capital markets and deal-dampening volatility, the private equity (PE) industry has taken a sharp turn from uncertainty and worry to enthusiasm about the past year and optimism for the future.

  • Private equity's new strategic imperative

    April 25, 2014 | Forbes.com

    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.

  • Private equity shifts gears in emerging markets

    April 22, 2014 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    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.

  • Green lights for all private equity exit channels

    April 21, 2014 | AMEinfo.com

    The signs suggest that 2013's robust private equity exit activity will maintain its momentum into 2014. Sales of PE-owned assets to strategic buyers look promising on the back of strong M&A fundamentals, the IPO market is wide open and sponsor-to-sponsor transactions between PE buyers and sellers

  • Private equity's new macro challenges

    April 17, 2014 | Forbes.com

    For decades, private equity (PE) firms made money by focusing on the microeconomics of businesses and letting the macro conditions take care of themselves. While investors focused on industry dynamics and company performance, macro factors such as currency movements, monetary policy, technological

  • Private equity returns: It's all about alpha

    April 15, 2014 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    Private equity (PE) firms have worked hard since the 2008 market meltdown to spruce up beaten-down assets they had paid dearly for at the top of the PE cycle and extract far more value than most of their limited partners (LPs) and outside observers expected. But they also got a big boost from a

  • Private Equity’s new deal-making puzzle

    April 10, 2014 | Private Equity | AMEinfo.com

    Deal making is the heart of private equity (PE) and there will be plenty to be done in the months ahead. A wave of PE-owned assets acquired during the prerecession boom years is slated for sale, setting up opportunities for sponsor-to-sponsor transactions. And even in the most mature PE markets,

  • Competition heats up as private equity funds seek new capital

    April 10, 2014 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    Signs of momentum that began to build in private equity (PE) fund-raising in 2013 look primed to gather force in 2014. Indeed, as we described in Bain & Company’s latest Global Private Equity Report, the dynamics that are coming into focus on the supply-and-demand front suggest that 2014 could be a