Asia PE: how to get the best value on exit

Author: | Published: 19 Sep 2011

Private equity firms can use the volatility in global equity capital markets to their advantage, if they plan for a flexible exit strategy.

Speaking at yesterday’s IFLR Asia private equity forum, Freshfields’ corporate partner, Simon Weller said firms able to delay exit timetables until better valuations were possible, or source funding via high yield or convertible bonds instead of initial public offerings (IPO) could benefit from economic uncertainty.

"With the sovereign debt crisis and market volatility, opportunities to exit will come and go," he said. "Those financial sponsors that use the time to better prepare exit strategies, establish innovative solutions to increase...