There has been a trend over the past decade for GPs to change, adapt and ultimately to grow. Whether that is to go multi strategy or to diversify within private equity, only a handful of private equity houses have stuck to their core and original focus. Others have morphed into general asset managers such as KKR and Blackstone adding credit, real estate, infrastructure and much more to their original PE focus. Some of these ‘add-ons’ now even exceed the AUM in private equity.
A wave of reports and studies have shown that LPs are increasingly concerned about their GPs' environmental, social and governance policies. Oscar Geen speaks to LPs and GPs about what this means in practice
First-time fundraisings are becoming increasingly frequent in the UK market, with 2017 seeing more final closes for maiden vehicles than any of the previous five years. Kenny Wastell explores the key drivers behind the trend
Private equity remains behind the curve when it comes to gender diversity, despite numerous studies concluding a more balanced workforce yields financial dividends. Kenny Wastell explores the progress being made in addressing the issue
As dealflow continues to rise, fundraising remained buoyant in the DACH region in H1 2017. But with average entry multiples rising, can 2017 dealflow keep pace with a boisterous 2016? Gareth Morgan reports
An increasing number of larger-ticket investors are being attracted to European startups in the artificial intelligence space, with the UK in particular likely to be home to a boom in the years ahead. Christopher Papadopoullos reports