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Institutional Investor (September 14)

2022/ 09/ 15 by jd in Global News

“In a sign of the times, VC is bragging about being slow and thorough. Thanks to an unfriendly exit environment and lower fundraising, venture capitalists have finally started to focus more on due diligence than closing deals quickly.”


Institutional Investor (February 14)

2018/ 02/ 15 by jd in Global News

“Record-high fundraising has resulted in some growing pains and new challenges for private market managers.” In 2017, “fund managers raised a record sum of nearly $750 billion. Much of this fundraising was driven by so-called mega funds, or funds larger than $5 billion,” which more than doubled their take over 2016.  According to McKinsey & Co., the largest firms are now increasingly challenged by where to deploy capital, rather than how to raise it. Maintaining “the persistency of firm performance” is also growing more challenging “as the biggest firms get bigger.”


Institutional Investor (August 24)

2017/ 08/ 26 by jd in Global News

Last year, “investment in Central and Eastern European companies through private equity and venture capital” hit “its highest rate in seven years,” continuing “an upward trajectory since 2013, when the market bottomed out.”  Private equity fundraising rose 62% and “total private equity investment in the region hit  €1.6 billion ($1.9 billion).”


Institutional Investor (July 6)

2017/ 07/ 09 by jd in Global News

“For private equity managers, it is a tale of two markets. Fundraising is going through the roof, but valuations are sky-high and exits are on the decline—a sign, market observers say, that the private equity market is nearing the end of its cycle, which could be bad news for managers looking to put new capital to work.”