Private Equity news – latest Private Equity news,comment,opinion and research

Private Equity news - latest Private Equity news,comment,opinion and research

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Iron Pillar has closed its USD45 million Top Up Fund, which will top-up the Iron Pillar Fund I that held its final close in 2018 with capital commitments of USD90 million. 

The alternative fund management industry is witnessing a huge rise in the volume and diversity of data being ingested, as technology innovation facilitates firms in their research and portfolio construction activities; not to mention using advanced analytical tools to improve the quality of fund reporting.

It is unlikely that the full extent of mark-to-market valuations will be known until 30 June, when Q2’s financial reports are issued. And while this might cause investors to break out into a cold sweat, the advice being offered by investment consultants is, ‘Don’t make any knee-jerk decisions and keep investing’.

Asia Pacific’s private market attracted USD117 billion in net capital inflow in 2019, led predominantly by private equity where fund raising topped USD94 billion according to McKinsey’s Private Markets Review 2020. This represented a 25 per cent reduction year-on-year, led principally by closed ended real estate, which closed 2019 with a modest USD13 billion in fundraising; down 39 per cent on 2018.

Analysis into how Hg and Two Six Capital are applying data science to better understand and improve business revenue drivers…

Private equity groups using cloud environments to improve their remote working capabilities under the Covid-19 lockdown need to be as vigilant as ever when it comes to cybersecurity. 

Global private equity secondary deal flow could fall by as much as 40 to 50 per cent this year, compared to 2019, as the repercussions of coronavirus play out over the next few quarters. But for those operating in the lower middle-market, discounted opportunities could be highly attractive.

With a recession more severe than the downturn caused by the global financial crisis of 2008 – and perhaps even the Great Depression – looming large, the temptation to look to the past for clues as to how the coronavirus crisis will play out is understandable. 

When it comes to investing in Latin America’s private markets, Brazil leads the way, accounting for 58 per cent of all Private Equity and Venture Capital investment in 2019, according to the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA). 

By Paddy Kirwan, Head of Client Operations, MUFG Investors Services APAC – A flurry of real estate projects across the Asia-Pacific region has sparked a surge in interest from a variety of investors for private equity real estate funds.

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” – Molière

These are extraordinary times; a defining moment in our collective history. Covid-19 has forced over one billion of the world’s population into lockdown, and while many businesses are adjusting to remote working, the repercussions for non-human contact in a people-centric industry like private equity are significant.

Global growth private equity firm TA Associates has agreed to make a strategic growth investment in Honan Insurance Group, a Melbourne-based commercial insurance broker.

A new fund advised by VI Partners held its first close in April on EUR71 million. The fund will focus on medical and deep tech innovations from the Swiss scientific research ecosystem, and hold a final close in 2021.

CEE-focused Mezzanine Management has fully exited its investment in European contract research organisation Optimapharm by selling it to The Rohatyn Group.

Three more panellists – Christopher Sand, Director, Ardian, Piyush Sharma, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, and Omar Hassan, Principal, CFO/CCO, Cloverlay Partners – have been confirmed panel discussions at the forthcoming PEWLive online seminar, which is taking place from 2-4 June.

Swiss company Creoptix, which received series C funding in September and focuses on next-generation bioanalysis, is supporting Professor Adriano Aguzzi, Professor for Neuropathology at University of Zurich, in developing Covid-19 antibody tests.

In a recent white paper entitled Evolution in Asset Management, SEI pointed out that 70 per cent of US fund managers are currently looking to deploy advanced analytics in the front-office. The field of data science and machine learning-based data analysis is helping to transform how fund managers think about data to gain a competitive edge. 

The alternative fund management industry is witnessing a huge rise in the volume and diversity of data being ingested, as technology innovation facilitates firms in their research and portfolio construction activities; not to mention using advanced analytical tools to improve the quality of fund reporting.

Wellth, a platform designed to improve treatment adherence using behavioural economics, has received USD10 million in Series A funding round.

By Jon Mowll, responsible investment analyst at EdenTree Investment Management – The global spread of Covid-19 has increased awareness of systemic issues that predate and have been exacerbated by the pandemic. The virus has raised questions of who and what we – or rather, our economic systems – value, as well as questions around the nature of work, our collective humanity and the role of business in society.

Source: www.privateequitywire.co.uk


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CarTrawler gets €100M investment to boost finances and drive growth | PhocusWire

CarTrawler gets €100M investment to boost finances and drive growth | PhocusWire

CarTrawler sold a majority stake to BC Partners in 2014 in a deal later reported to be worth €450 million.

Prior to that the company had raised an undisclosed round in 2011 from ECI Partners.

It has also made a number of acquisitions including the online assets of Holiday Autos in mid-2013 and Cabforce in April 2015.

Source: www.phocuswire.com

Author: By Linda Fox | May 19, 2020


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