Fund Structuring

MJ Hudson opens in Luxembourg amid Brexit uncertainty

Research carried out by the firm concludes the UK will no longer be attractive for the industry following Brexit

Super software solutions

Emerging software solutions created by private equity professionals could see the industry’s major hurdles quickly removed

Damodaran joins K&E

Fund formation specialist Damodaran joins K&E from Ropes & Gray

Private equity in the US and Europe: A continental divide on outsourcing

Shashi S and David AA Ross of Viteos outline the major differences between US and European private equity, and note increasing convergence

Ireland amends LP structure in bid for private equity

The Amendment Bill brings Ireland’s LP structure into line with other European jurisdictions

Guernsey AuM growth has best quarter in four years

NAV of funds on the Channel Island grew £10.6bn in Q1

ILPA releases fund financing guidelines

Industry organisation suggests bridging facilities’ impact on reported IRR be disclosed by GPs

The (imaginary) loft extension: secrets of subscription lines

What are the ultimate ramifications of borrowing against future capital calls?

Size matters in private equity fundraising, report finds

Adveq and London Business School research finds size critical to fundraising

Raising the bar: reflections on ILPA template

Shashi S and David AA Ross of Viteos Fund Services reflect on the ILPA reporting initiative and propose technological solutions for tackling the new challenge

Desire for PE causes LP introspection

LPs wanting to increase their allocations to private equity appear to be in a self-reflective mood

Nordic Capital launches ninth fund

Jersey-registered fund could receive €150m from Minnesota SBI

Fundraise Review: YFMEP 2016

YFM’s nine month fundraise for its first institutional fund highlights the GP’s pragmatism and smart J-curve solutions

CVC closes seventh fund on €16bn

CVC Capital Partners has closed its Fund VII on €16bn, making it the largest ever European buyout fund

Born to be wild: private equity’s coming of age

The spotlight is on private equity’s mid and back office to balance responsibility and rebel spirit in a maturing industry

PE remains largest expense as Calpers reduces costs

Calpers’ PE allocation provided the highest returns over five- and 10-year periods

Creative uses of fund finance

As more lenders enter the fund financing market, GPs are finding new ways of using these loans.

LPs at fee disadvantage

As demand for private equity continues to outstrip supply, investors feel pricing power disadvantage.