Deals analysis

  • The next generation of African PE explained

    18 October 2013

    Private equity in Africa is approaching a juncture, with more capital set to enter non-traditional markets and local policymakers looking to harness the investment model to fuel growth

  • Dell LBO analysed

    26 September 2013

    The $24.9 billion leverage buyout of the US IT company by its founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management, completed in September following months of negotiations. The deal helped highlight issues relating to ‘empty voting’

  • Vietnam property deal highlights new Asian PE model

    30 July 2013

    EXS Capital's $37 million investment into Vietnamese real-estate developer Son Kim Land promises a new paradigm for private equity firms looking to do deals in Asia's emerging markets

News analysis

  • Fund investors happy to pay for independence, oversight

    19 November 2013

    Offshore investors are favouring fund structures with greater independence and oversight, in spite of their increased costs

  • How fundraising models will bifurcate PE market

    11 September 2013

    Growing demands for customised arrangements and LPs' growing leverage are driving fundamental shifts in US and European private equity firms’ fundraising models

  • Central Bank of Ireland sets out funds agenda

    15 August 2013

    Ireland has became the first in Europe to outline a regulatory framework for direct lending by alternative investment funds. The Central Bank of Ireland’s market policy head, Martin Maloney, told IFLR he expected other governments to follow

  • Indonesia FDI clarification to restrict listco investment

    31 July 2013

    A recent announcement by Indonesia’s foreign investment regulator clarified new limits on foreign investment in listcos. But it may adversely affect foreign investors who had long believed the regulations did not apply