Palico KeyTrends Report January – July 2017

This report highlights answers to survey questions concerning private equity fundraising, performance and secondaries. The questions – an integral part of our monthly KeyTrends press summary and commentary – were sent to limited partner and general partner members of Palico between January and July 2017. Each of the survey questions generated an average of 72… Read more

KEYTRENDS – A Fund Collapse Highlights the Low Risk of PE

Highlights: – Fund Collapse Underlines PE’s Low Risk – Fund Restructurings Have Lost Their Negative Image – Softbank’s Huge Vision Fund Unveils Investments – The LBO that Never Happened May Portend the Future – VCs Seeking Dressing Tips, Look No Further – PE KeyTrends Quick Question Results A FUND COLLAPSE HIGHLIGHTS THE LOW RISK OF… Read more

KeyTrends – H1 Buyout Value at Ten-Year High

June 23rd, 2017 Highlights: – PE Buyout Value Reaches a Ten-Year High – The Big Growth is in Retail – Stock Grants Improve Profit and PE Image – Secondary Prices are Rising – Investors Still Like Energy – PE KeyTrends Quick Question Results PE BUYOUT VALUE REACHES A TEN-YEAR RECORD IN THE FIRST HALF, reports… Read more

Keytrends – European Fundraising at Eight-Year High

Highlights: – European Fundraising at an Eight-Year High – Softbank Vision Fund Closes on Colossal $93 Billion – The Ultra Mega Fund in Blackstone’s Future – SWFs are Increasingly Competing with VC Firms – Record Dry Powder for the Secondary Market – PE KeyTrends Quick Question Results EUROPEAN FUNDRAISING HIT AN EIGHT YEAR HIGH IN… Read more

PE KeyTrends – The 300 Biggest Fundraisers in the World

Highlights: – LBO Funds Close Fewer Deals; Dry Powder Hits Record – Does PE Face a Turbo-Charged Economy or Recession? – The Growing Appetite for First-Time Managers – Cirque de Soleil and TPG, or How to Invest in a Creative Business – The Momentum Behind GP M&A Builds – PE KeyTrends Quick Question Results BUYOUT… Read more

PE KeyTrends – Q1 Fundraising is Just Shy of the Record

Highlights: – Q1 Fundraising Just Shy of the Record – Big Firms are Killing It – The Hottest Fundraising Corner is Tech – A Retail Exchange for Private Equity – The Bad Rap of Restructurings Dissipates – PE KeyTrends Quick Question Results FIRST QUARTER PE FUNDRAISING IS JUST SHY OF THE 2008 RECORD, as the… Read more

PE KeyTrends – Fewer Buyouts Closed; Record Dry Powder

Highlights: – LBO Funds Close Fewer Deals; Dry Powder Hits Record – Does PE Face a Turbo-Charged Economy or Recession? – The Growing Appetite for First-Time Managers – Cirque de Soleil and TPG, or How to Invest in a Creative Business – The Momentum Behind GP M&A Builds – PE KeyTrends Quick Question Results BUYOUT… Read more

PE KeyTrends – Ten Predictions for Private Equity in 2017

Highlights: – Ten Predictions for Private Equity in 2017 – U.S. VC Fundraising Hits a Ten-Year High – U.S. Gov’t Tax Intentions Keep PE on its Toes – Fitting PE into Defined Contribution Plans – Ever Wonder What PE Firm is the Best in the World? – PE KeyTrends Quick Question Results HERE ARE TEN… Read more

PE KeyTrends – 2016: Best Year Ever for Commitments

Highlights: – 2016 is the Best Year Ever for PE Commitments – More Evidence that Investors Are Boosting PE Exposure – PE is Under Pressure at Pension Funds – Trump Could Unwind Listed PE’s “Chronic Discount” – First Round Capital’s Holiday Music Video – PE KeyTrends Quick Question Results 2016 IS THE BEST YEAR EVER… Read more

PE KeyTrends – Four Factors Likely to Triple PE Growth over 10 Years

Highlights: – Four Factors that May Triple Forecast PE Growth – ALPERS Explores Investing Directly in PE – Buyout Dry Powder Hits Record – Platform Deals are the New Buyout in Europe – Evidence that First-Time Funds Outperform – PE KeyTrends Quick Question Results FOUR FACTORS THAT MAY TRIPLE FORECAST PE GROWTH over 10 years… Read more