News analysis

  • Why funds have shunned general solicitation

    26 June 2015

    US regulators have lifted the ban on general solicitation by funds, but market uncertainty has stalled its use. Marianne Hudson from the Angel Capital Association addresses the leading concerns

  • Volcker relief for foreign public funds

    22 June 2015

    A clarification will make it easier for banks with US operations to maintain these funds. It was released just over a month before the ban on proprietary trading comes into force

  • HK/China mutual recognition of funds: what’s needed before July 1

    05 June 2015

    In four weeks, applications will open for one of the most important initiatives for opening China’s markets

  • African PE opportunities to grow

    02 June 2015

    Carolyn Campbell, managing director at Emerging Capital Partners, discusses how many of these challenges can be overcome with a local insight

  • LPs prefer China country funds

    02 June 2015

    Limited partners speaking at an industry conference have expressed a preference of country or sector focussed-general partners, noting their clearer value proposition

  • Private equity risks dry powder in Africa

    05 May 2015

    There are concerns that African businesses are not ready to absorb the growing volume of private equity (PE) funds dedicated to the continent

  • Bain GC on transparency in a private industry

    21 April 2015

    Sean Doherty, general counsel at Bain Capital addresses the biggest concerns for the US private equity market

  • India-focussed funds on the rise

    21 April 2015

    ivate equity funds and their investors are sensing opportunities in India, prompting a renewed focus on country-specific funds

  • Dry powder drives new PE trends

    04 February 2015

    The growing volume of unspent funds held by private equity firms is driving new strategies and business models

  • China PE to go cross-border

    27 January 2015

    Local private equity funds are increasingly looking at assets outside their home country, with Hony Capital’s acquisition of UK restaurant chain Pizza Express setting an important example

  • PE’s wish list for Indian regulation

    27 January 2015

    Investors are increasingly optimistic about India’s investment regime following the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014. But while sentiment has improved, burdensome regulations remain


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