Sat, May 26, 2018
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Private Equity Strategies

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.
Private Equity Strategies
Private Equity Strategies
Private Equity Strategies


Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - Hedge funds hike Smurfit Kappa positions amid takeover deal hopes, Hedge fund IBV Capital digs deep to unlock long-term value in a competitive market, Eisman of 'The Big Short' fame recommends shorting Deutsche Bank[more]

    Hedge funds hike Smurfit Kappa positions amid takeover deal hopes From Irishtimes.com: Two US hedge funds, Davidson Kempner and York Capital, have accumulated a combined 4.74 per cent interest in cardboard box maker Smurfit Kappa using financial derivatives. It comes as many investors cl

  2. Foundations of hedge fund managers gave big to controversial donor-advised funds[more]

    In the world of philanthropy and tax-deductible charitable giving, the explosion of donor-advised funds has touched off intense debate. Now, there is evidence that the DAF boom is being further fuelled by hedge fund foundation money. Four of the top five foundations that gave the most to large do

  3. Third Point to raise $400 million for SPAC, Farley to run it[more]

    From Reuters.com: Daniel Loeb's hedge fund Third Point LLC plans to raise $400 million for a "blank check" company which will be run by outgoing stock market operator NYSE Group President Thomas Farley, according to a regulatory filing made on Tuesday. The new company, referred to on Wall Stre

  4. Study: For hedge funds, smaller is better[more]

    From Institutionalinvestor.com: The smaller the hedge fund is, the better its performance is likely to be, according to a new study. The study - "Size, Age, and the Performance Life Cycle of Hedge Funds," released April 26 - sought to determine whether a hedge fund's size and age had any effect on i

  5. Hedge fund returns rose in April for first gain since January[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Bloomberg Hedge Fund Database shows returns flat this year - Currency strategies had the biggest monthly gain at 13% Hedge fund returns increased 0.78 percent in April, reversing two consecutive monthly declines. The swing of 134 basis points was driven by gains in all seven