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Editorial

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mayan apocalypse, the holidays, and even the fiscal cliff - we've survived them all. Now in January, we are filled with resolve, or at least resolutions, and just enough holiday food guilt to help us sprint toward summer vacations. In this issue we'll take truly global look at private equity at the start of 2013, and look back at 2012, which turned out to be a better year for the industry than expected.

In our Dealmaker Q&A we speak with Highland Capital Management on the Safety-Kleen transaction. Highland held 40% of Safety-Kleen going into the acquisition and says this is a deal they would do again.

Regs Watch offers updates on a full scope of new guidelines, recent court cases and 2013 outlooks that include continued discussions on dividends, tax rates and carried interest as the US and global governments dig in on implementing new revenue increases and regulations.

Movers and Shakers highlights the Latin America private equity outlook for 2013, including an interview with Rod Walkey, Managing Director of Latin America Alternatives.

In the Data Snapshot, we will look at some recent large transactions and new regulatory trends in China that may make that country more open to private equity investment.

In The Next Generation, Professors at the London School of Business and Harvard discuss the state of private equity programs and academic research.

A contributed article from Benedict Gravrand, our Opalesque Geneva Senior Editor looks at a new book on Swiss private equity. Palico, the online marketplace for the private equity fund community has also contributed an article on private equity investment in Africa which is expected to hit record levels this year.

Finally, we offer brief updates on recent transactions and people moves in Quick Hits. Our events calendar will look at the events kicking of 2013. Please send any updates or feedback on this publication to me at mccann@opalesque.com - I'd love to hear from you.

Best,
Bailey McCann, Editor

 
This article was published in Opalesque's Private Equity Strategies our monthly research update on the global private equity landscape including all sectors and market caps.
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