Topics: Private Equity

Private Equity Investment Up by 64% in India

Private Equity Investment Up by 64% in India

Private equity investment in India is booming, according to the latest report by Grant Thornton. The report shows PE investment jumped by 64% in value terms in May. The region attracted $663 million worth of private equity investment during the month, driven by big-ticket investments.   Deal value improving, but deal numbers declining   While the deal value increased in [...]

Australia’s Fairfax Media Targeted by Private Equity

Australia’s Fairfax Media Targeted by Private ...

Private equity firm TPG Capital is looking to make a move on the Australian Fairfax Media Ltd. The news of a possible bid broke out on Wednesday and the shares in Fairfax Media saw an immediate boost. However, TPG might not have set its eyes on the whole organisation and a possible sale might result in the breakup of the [...]

Brexit – The great disorder under the Heavens?

Brexit – The great disorder under the Heavens?

It looks that the financial industry bet the wrong way on the biggest market event since the 2008 financial crisis. The Brexit referendum’s outcome has already been called ‘the greatest Black Swan event of the millennium’ (personally, I believe that this unexpected result rather falls into the category of what we practitioners refer to in our daily work as ‘king [...]

Private Equity Firm in the Biggest Deal of India’s Real Estate Sector

Private Equity Firm in the Biggest Deal of India’s...

  The US-based private equity firm Warburg Pincus has made a big investment in the Indian real estate sector. The firm’s unit announced a $284 million minority stake investment in Piramal Realty. It is another deal big deal in India’s real estate sector, showing private equity firms are optimistic about the long-term prospects of the sector.   The Investment   [...]

Private Equity Buys Another UK Mortgage Business

Private Equity Buys Another UK Mortgage Business

There has been plenty of activity in the mortgage business sector recently and Wednesday evening saw reports of yet another deal. Private equity firms Blackstone and TPG acquired Acenden from the administrators. The deal is the second buyout by the two private equity firms in the UK lending market.   The Rocky Road to Recovery Acenden hasn’t had the easiest [...]

Private Equity Giant KKR Enters Indian Real Estate Market

Private Equity Giant KKR Enters Indian Real Estate ...

New York City based private equity giant Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. (KKR) has made its first move into the Indian real estate market, according to a report in The Economic Times. While India overall as an investment destination has lost some of its appeal as an emerging market in recent years, the real estate marketplace in the country is [...]

US Real Estate Attracts Wealth Managers

US Real Estate Attracts Wealth Managers

Preqin Research Real estate is an asset class that is becoming increasingly important in wealth management portfolios, reports Preqin. The hope is that returns will be greater than those offered by more traditional asset classes- Preqin currently tracks 361 wealth managers -- 213 of which were active investors in the real estate asset class.   As the graphic here shows, [...]