The forever fund: evergreen capital in private equity

The traditional private equity fund is a 10-year close-ended vehicle, with a five-year investment period and an average holding period of three to six years. Some argue that the time-limited model encodes short-termism into the private equity perspective. The manager’s decisions to buy, hold and sell investments are influenced or even ordained by the ticking…

GP stakes investing: Part 1 – taking private equity exposure to the next level

An investor looking for exposure to alternative assets generally invests in alternative investment funds and may also co-invest in the funds’ portfolio companies. But a third option has hove into the public spotlight in the last decade: investing in the fund managers themselves. This is a relatively new and fast-growing part of the asset class…

Fundraising for venture managers: The missing piece of the puzzle

Recently traditional ways of communicating have gone through a radical transformation, and the importance of connecting and sharing information is more vital than ever. With the lack of physical interaction, we need to find new ways to adapt and connect with our clients and wider networks. Every venture firm should be using a CRM system…

Private funds ten-year top ten: biggest changes of the decade

This month, MJ Hudson celebrated its 10th birthday; one full decade. So, for this latest article, we thought we’d enter into the spirit of the occasion by spotlighting the 10 biggest changes we have observed in the private equity funds market, over the last 10 years: 1. The industry got a lot bigger… With interest…

Regulatory capital – Top 10 tips

In this piece we discuss the FCA’s focus for the year ahead and what FCA authorised firms should be thinking about in regard to the impact of COVID-19 on their regulatory capital position. We hosted a webinar on regulatory capital – COVID-19 – How may it impact your regulatory capital position – Thursday, 30 Apr…

Build consensus, raise more capital

Everyone is well aware of Nike’s tagline, “Just Do It.” Would it have become as iconic as it has if the team in Texas used the phrase “Get it done,” the team in New York, “Do not hesitate,” the team in California, “Go all in,” etc. My two cents, probably not. Surprisingly, this is exactly…

Don’t close capital, open a relationship…

I was fortunate enough to have a beer with Joe Greco the other day. He is one of the best executive coaches out there. (If you are in the asset management business and want to up your game, it is a smart call to make). We got talking about the state of the industry and…

Private equity fund terms in 2016: What’s changed?

To give a sense of how private equity and venture capital fund terms are evolving, MJ Hudson regularly surveys the terms of new funds coming to market. The MJ Hudson LP Unit recently published the second edition of our Private Equity Fund Terms research report, which analyses a large, diverse, representative sample of funds, where…

Out of the shadows: The rise of shadow capital

Shadow capital is on the march. How will it affect the world of private equity? Shadow capital refers to the practice of institutional investors, family offices and sovereign wealth funds deploying their capital alongside (or even in competition with) private equity funds, but in ways that stand apart from the traditional GP-LP relationship, where the…

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