Buy-and-build: 3i’s five-step strategy
Pete Wilson, partner and head of UK private equity at 3i, outlines some key considerations for executing successful bolt-on acquisitions
UK loses shine as continental Europe attracts dealflow – comment
Private equity still looks to the UK for finance, but the deals now go elsewhere in Europe, writes Mayer Brown's Stuart Brinkworth
Comment: Is your data strategy offensive enough?
3i digital director Simon Andersen shares his insight on how companies and their PE backers can best leverage the growing amounts of available data
Private equity must wise up to cybersecurity
Private equity practitioners must act to avoid becoming the newest soft target for cybersecurity attacks, says Nazo Moosa from Riyad Taqnia Fund
UK healthcare market still fighting fit post-Brexit
Momentous changes in the UK's healthcare provision space and the potential for growth in related subsectors present opportunities for private equity
GP spinouts a game of planning, PR and partnerships
Investec Fund Finance: Strategic freedom and the promise of greater riches are two in a number of compelling arguments for PE spinouts
Could Brexit mean lighter regulation for private equity?
Taylor Wessing: UK will eventually decide to join the queue of other passport applicants, alongside the US, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda
Comment: Measuring the immeasurable
Environmental, social and governance considerations in developing markets can help identify the strongest assets and boost fundraising
Brexit: The only certainty is uncertainty
While the long-term economic pros and cons of severing EU ties are up for debate, short-term uncertainty would be troubling for business leaders
Comment: The impact of lifting Iranian sanctions on private equity
The lifting of international sanctions has opened Iranian borders to European investors, but the gates are still not fully open
Comment: Change creates the future
Grant Thornton's Charles Toosey discusses how to attract graduates and investment into a reawakening industrials sector
Comment: The shifting debt landscape
Christopher McLean of Grant Thornton discusses the impact of the changing debt market on private equity
Comment: The gender diversity issue
On International Women's Day, Grant Thornton's Mo Merali says more needs to be done on boosting diversity
A future of private equity substance
Jersey Finance's Geoff Cook discusses the importance of substance for fund administration
Comment: Pricing heats up for energy information
Plural's Easton explains why PE is flocking to energy information businesses despite falling oil prices
Comment: Green economy opportunities
Colin Johnson of Grant Thornton believes opportunities do exist for PE in the renewables space as long as care is taken
Comment: Private equity targets agriculture information
Plural's Phil Stone believes PE interest in agri information is likely to strengthen
Comment: Jersey benefiting from EU regulation
Jersey Finance CEO Geoff Cook makes a case for Jersey's attractiveness for PE funds
Comment: Prolific year bodes well for 2016
Mo Merali of Grant Thornton predicts a positive 2016 for private equity
Fintech: Buzz or substance?
Fintech is increasingly alluring to private equity, but is it all buzz and no substance?
Comment: Luxembourg a hub for VC platforms
Its efficient tax environment and economic and political stability make Luxembourg ideal for VCs
Opinion: Is security software becoming more attractive to private equity?
As the security software market matures, will it attract more buyout attention?
Comment: Eurozone fears deter non-European LPs
LP uncertainty over UK referendum starts to bite, observes Stevenson James
Healthtech presents opportunity regardless of sector specialism
Healthtech offers world of opportunity for private equity