Placing your bets on a young buck: why it pays to invest in emerging managers

We’ve said it before and so have countless other reports in the industry, emerging managers, officially classified as first and second-time funds, outperform time and time again. However, the negative perception of these managers still weighs heavily on their backs, impeding their access to capital distributions from large investors, namely institutional investors. The idea behind… Read more

German Q&A: Christian Czernich, CEO, Founder und Managing Partner bei Round2 Capital Partners

Christian Czernich ist CEO, Founder und Managing Partner bei Round2 Capital Partners. Im Gespräch mit Palico haben wir uns über das Revenue-based Financing ausgetauscht und diskutiert inwieweit dieses eine Antwort auf die gegenwärtigen Herausforderungen für junge Tech-Unternehmen bieten kann. Christian Czernich CEO, Founder und Managing Partner bei Round2 Capital Partners Die Industrie 4.0 und der… Read more

Will 2019 be the Year of Politically Motivated Secondary Sales?

Volume in the secondary market for closed private equity funds soared last year as much as 47 percent with record annual aggregate value estimates in this opaque market ranging from $70 to $80 billion according to various sources. Given historically attractive pricing for sellers and the unprecedented sums earmarked for secondary purchases, record volume makes… Read more

PE Secondaries: Liquidity! Liquidity! Liquidity!

Liquidity may have been hard to come by for PE investors in the 90s, but almost thirty years down the road it has become a demand. Regardless of the numerous reasons LPs have cited for selling their stakes, one thing is clear, they are less eager to wait for returns. So one can ask: are… Read more

Civilization Ventures Raises Capital on Palico

Shahram Seyedin-Noor is the Founder and General Partner of Civilization Ventures, a San Francisco-based venture capital fund investing at the intersection of health tech and synthetic biology. We recently caught up with Shahram to discuss his fund’s unique value proposition and his experience successfully leveraging the Palico marketplace. How would you describe your specialized fund… Read more

Q&A: Mindset Ventures Raises Capital on Palico

Daniel Ibri is the managing partner and founder of Mindset Ventures Sao Paolo. We sat down with Daniel and discussed some of the pains of fundraising for emerging market funds looking to expand outside of the constraints of their own borders. In this Q&A he explains why Palico is an essential tool for small funds… Read more

A Cornucopia of Emerging Markets PE Funds

An International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook report observes that emerging markets account for over 75 percent of today’s global growth, “nearly double the share of just two decades ago.” If you’re looking to participate in that growth the best way to do it is through private equity. Only a small portion of emerging markets… Read more

PE KeyTrends – The Silver Lining in Norway’s Rejection of PE

Highlights: – The Silver Lining in Norway’s Rejection of PE – Yale’s Pointed Rebuttal of Buffet on PE – Buy and Build Becomes the Norm in LBOs – A Record 80 Percent of Leveraged Loans are Cov-Lite – LBO Funds are Registering Record Returns – PE KeyTrends Quick Question Results THERE’S A SILVER LINING BURIED… Read more

Smaller Funds Offer Better Returns & Downside Protection

With private equity fund sizes steadily increasing, anecdotal evidence from both investors and fund managers suggests that the lower mid-market and small cap sectors are less crowded than they once were – ironic at a time of record fundraising. Meanwhile, the marketplace for companies with annual revenues in excess of $50 million is more competitive… Read more

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