The three key pillars behind institutional AUM growth

Regardless of what form of asset management you partake in, if you do these three things you will have greater AUM growth. 1. Layer your story strategically Many asset managers walk into a meeting with an LP with no real plan on how they are going to tell their story. Because of this, it is…

Private equity fund economics – what a difference (or not?) a year makes

Every year, MJ Hudson surveys the terms of a large, diverse sample of recently-closed private equity (PE), venture capital (VC) and growth capital funds, for which we have advised either the fund manager or a prospective investor. In this article, we assess the recent trends in core economic terms. For more information, please contact one…

GP stakes investing – the rise of a new alternative strategy (part 2 of 2)

Recently, we looked at the reasons behind the rise of GP stakes investing – an investment strategy in which an investor or fund acquires equity interests in a fund manager, rather than one of the funds it manages. In this piece, we examine some of the risks of taking stakes higher up the asset manager…

Back to school for venture investing? VC in the post-Covid environment

The resurgence of Covid-19 across Europe continues to make headlines, but as summer draws to a close and with schools reopening, the UK is doing its best to get back to normal. For those covering the VCT market, it seems like just the other day when RNS feeds were reporting the publication of revised NAVs,…

10 point health check for MBOs

This Insight focuses on key challenges that face management teams considering their first MBO and private equity buyers assessing a management team, and provides 10 suggestions to help the process run smoothly. In the last 12 months the return to a seller’s market has put pressure on private equity buyers to accelerate transaction and has…

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