Private Equity Publications

  • Private equity in Mexico: Primed for significant growth

    May 16, 2013 | Private Equity | Bain report

    Mexico’s private equity market has not received the same attention from investors as India and China, but since 2008, fundraising has increased six-fold to $2.9 billion and the number of general partners active in the market doubled to 71 in 2012. Based on our deep PE experience, Bain & Company

  • India Private Equity Report 2013

    May 14, 2013 | Private Equity | Bain report

    The year 2012 may not have been a boom year for Indian private equity, but it was a year that showed signs of hope for the future. There's no doubt that private equity investment will increase in the coming years as India's need for flexible capital continues. Stakeholders across the industry need

  • Private equity and investors: Where is this relationship going?

    May 02, 2013 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    The harsher realities of raising new funds and the downward pressure on returns have given both general partners and limited partners powerful incentives to try new things. The search is bringing forth intriguing variations in the PE business model.

  • Strong vital signs draw private equity to healthcare

    April 30, 2013 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    Healthcare will remain a vibrant—but highly competitive—sector for private equity investment in 2013. Shaping a value-creation plan begins with a thorough due diligence process that explores five critical areas.

  • Private equity drills for growth in the energy sector

    April 25, 2013 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    The global economy’s insatiable demand for energy in all its forms has made the energy sector a magnet for high-wattage private equity interest. Strong recent fund-raising activity by PE funds targeting the industry suggests that investments in the energy space will be plentiful over the coming

  • Top private equity funds mine past wins for lessons

    April 23, 2013 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    By investigating past successes and failures, private equity firms can lay a strong foundation for future funds, investments and performance. A probing dissection of nearly 100 of its past deals helped one major global private equity firm define its deal “sweet spot” and mobilize its resources and

  • Private equity: Heading for the exits?

    April 18, 2013 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    Private equity funds are feeling the heat to sell aging portfolio holdings and return capital to their limited partners. And they may soon get that opportunity amid unmistakable signs that exit opportunities finally appear to be moving into higher gear.

  • New private equity fund-raising is picking up—but so is the competition

    April 16, 2013 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    There is a hint of something new and unfamiliar in the air on the fund-raising front this year. It’s a scent of optimism, and it’s coming from private equity limited partners that are giving off signals that they may be ready to increase new PE commitments enough to jolt fund-raising out of the

  • A world of difference for private equity

    April 11, 2013 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    Private equity investors are bracing for the familiar combustible effects that invariably follow when a plentiful supply of dry powder mixes with record levels of available debt: hot competition to land deals and higher acquisition prices. But as we describe in Bain & Company’s Global Private

  • Will public-to-private deals take off in 2013?

    April 09, 2013 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    Prospects for private equity investment activity in 2013 look better than they have since the global financial crisis. But a major breakout in PE deal making hinges on a comeback of the public-to-private deals that dominated PE’s last cyclical peak and have been so notably absent since then.