Carlyle predicts surge in post-pandemic deals in Japan

Carlyle’s head of Japanese operations predicts a surge in private equity trading. Business environment after the new corona Also, as the pressure on companies to achieve carbon neutrality increases, a wave of acquisitions and spin-offs will rush. In an interview with the Financial Times, Kazuhiro Yamada said the pandemic accelerated the sale of assets and […]

10 Outrageous Private Equity Predictions For 2021

As in past years, these outrageous predictions take actual events and trends to extreme conclusions. Some may come to pass, but the primary goal is to amuse. OP1 – Thirty Percent of Funds are Raised Digitally, Indirectly Benefitting New Managers Although a critical mass of the globe’s population is vaccinated against Covid-19 and travel restrictions […]

PE deal activity to set a new high as Spacs arrive in Europe

Analysts at data provider PitchBook predict robust dealmaking in Europe for private equity, the rise of Spacs in the continent and a pick up in distressed investing. Private equity deal activity in Europe will set a new high this year and top €480bn, according to analysts at PitchBook, as record dry powder, tepid inflation and […]

Buyout Industry to Get Image Makeover in Mideast With New Body

Regional private equity sector reeling from Abraaj, Al Masah. New entity says 2021, 2022 will offer investors unique chances. Private equity executives in the Middle East have set up a new industry body aimed at improving the sector’s image and attracting more foreign investors following a couple of high-profile failures in recent years. Named the […]

PE deal volume expected to rise in 2021; more pricing certainty anticipated

Private equity managers are optimistic about deal-making and exit activity in 2021 and are gearing up to spend unallocated capital after a 2020 second quarter jolt and the subsequent onset of recovery. The second half of 2020 has shown that deal-making will continue, Dechert LLP private equity partner Ross Allardice said in an interview. There […]

‘We’ll emerge leaner and more efficient’: Covid’s impact on business

In spring 2020, we asked four bosses how the coronavirus crisis had hit them – how have they fared since then? The year 2020 was tumultuous for businesses of all sizes, and companies from FTSE giants to sole traders have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In the spring, the Observer spoke to four bosses […]