Private equity funds post crisis: eight key trends

With the global health crisis dominating headlines around the world, the true effect that this will have on the Private Equity industry and Private Equity funds is yet to be seen. In this article we highlight eight trends we expect to emerge from the crisis. 1. Pension funds under pressure Public and private pension plans…

Behind the co-investment curtain: current “market” terms revealed

Co-investments are now an integral part of the private equity funds market, popular with GPs and LPs alike. In a classic co-investment, an investor is invited by a GP to make a separate, additional investment in a target company (the Target) alongside the main investment being made by the GP’s fund (the Sponsor Fund). Co-investors…

Co-investments: Beware the bear traps!

A co-investment is where an LP makes an additional, separate investments in a target company in parallel with the main investments made by a fund (the Sponsor Fund) in which, oftentimes, the LP is itself an investor. We provide seven top tips for GPs and LPs to bear in mind when making co-investments. We can…

Co-investments: Eight-point health check for investors

Co-investments are a good way for investors to get additional, selective exposure to private equity assets on a lower-cost basis. But, economics aside, here are eight more things prospective co-investors should consider. Co-investments have long been a feature of the private equity buyout market. GPs typically allow themselves some leeway to choose and bring co-investors…

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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