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Private Equity Briefing 16.Jul 2012

Posted on 16 July 2012 by admin |  Email |Print

The number of private equity funds seeking money from investors reached an all-time high in the second quarter, while those which completed fundraising hit a record low, according to data released by market research firm Preqin.
Tighter deal financing and an economic slowdown have made it more challenging for private equity fund managers to deliver outsized returns for investors, who have become more picky when it comes to tying up their money for an average of 10 years. ……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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The Middle East’s private equity funds, which have long lagged behind their global peers, have built up at least $5bn in capital ready to invest in new opportunities, industry leaders said this week. They will also increase endeavours to make new investments this year.
The so-called “dry powder” has been building for years, as private equity funds – which occupy a smaller segment of the financial sector than similar funds in the developed world – raised cash faster than they spent it. ……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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According to a report by Moody’s Investors Service last week, workers would be wise to choose companies owned by private equity. Moody’s data shows that such companies are much less likely to be liquidated when the going gets tough. It turns out that private equity does more to save the jobs of workers at struggling companies than other types of owners do.
The Moody’s study reviewed more than a thousand situations going back to 1988 where companies defaulted on their debt. Two hundred involved companies that had undergone leveraged buyouts backed by private equity; the others had not. ……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Somewhat insulated from the recession anxieties and sovereign debt default fears that gripped the developed markets, fast-growing emerging market economies from Asia to Latin America continued to beckon global private equity investors.
General partners (GPs) continued to flock to healthier macroeconomic climates and booming regions like Greater China, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent seeking investment opportunities……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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