Topics: Family Offices

Jung, dynamisch und vielleicht disruptiv

Jung, dynamisch und vielleicht disruptiv

DealMarket in Schaffhauser Zeitung January 22, 2016:   "Das Zürcher Unternehmen hat eine Onlineplattform entwickelt, auf der sogenanntes Fundraising betrieben werden kann. Wo also Jungunternehmer potenziellen Geldgebern ihre Ideen schmackhaft machen können. «Unsere Plattform funktioniert vom Prinzip her wie Homegate für Immobilien», sagt Geschäftsführer und Miteigentümer Urs Häusler. Einen Preis gewonnen   Damit verdient die Firma kein Geld, die Benutzung ist kostenlos. Geld einbringen tun dagegen die für professionelle Investmentfirmen massgeschneiderten Plattformen von [...]

Billions to the Crowd Taps Appetite for Alt Asset Investing

Billions to the Crowd Taps Appetite for Alt Asset ...

The quick growth and growing confidence in lending platforms and equity crowdfunding is attracting more capital from professional and institutional investors. Milestones announced this summer illustrate these two trends. Zopa, the UK-based pioneer in peer to peer lending, announced on its blog that it hit the milestone of GBP 1 billion in loans.   Elsewhere, Citywire reports that P2P Global [...]

Private Equity Must Market to Family Offices to Keep Going

Private Equity Must Market to Family Offices to Keep...

  Private equity funds need to start increasing their marketing efforts to individual investors and family offices. These two investor types are continuing to increase their equity share in private equity funds and firms that miss out on these investments could risk losing out the fundraising wars.   The Rising Power in Private Equity   Individual investors together with family [...]

New Twist on Private Equity Appeals to Family Offices

New Twist on Private Equity Appeals to Family ...

Especially over the past three years, family offices have been increasingly active in direct private company invests. What is new is that some family offices are investing in “search funds” that basically back an entrepreneur to seek and buy an existing business to take it to the next level.   The participation in Search Funds is an ongoing trend amongst [...]

Private Equity Provides Strong Backing for a New Insurance Group

Private Equity Provides Strong Backing for a New ...

Private equity firms have provided a strong backing for a new insurance group, showing the industry still has faith in the sector. But while the Fidelis Insurance Holdings group managed to gain $1.5 billion in funds from private equity firms and other investors, some in the private equity industry are saying the sector’s investment has been a “mixed bag” for [...]

How Family Offices Combine Impact and Philanthropy

How Family Offices Combine Impact and Philanthropy

A new 56 page report from IAG Fund Services reveals that globally strategic philanthropy is on the rise, despite a lack of common definitions. There is a trend toward social investing in global issues, such as climate change, poverty, access to fresh water versus place based causes. However, many international family offices still want to give back to their home [...]

Experts: Private Equity Has More Growth Potential in the Middle East 

Experts: Private Equity Has More Growth Potential in...

Experts believe appetite for private equity remains strong in the Middle East and North Africa and believe the private equity industry in the region is ripe for further growth. But analysts also told in the recent debate that the region’s private equity industry still has some room for improvement in terms of financial reporting and transparency.   The ICAEW Debate [...]

Private Equity Takes Aim at Family Offices

Private Equity Takes Aim at Family Offices

The newly rich entrepreneurs in places like the Silicon Valley and China are attracting global private equity firms. Family offices and their advisers are reportedly in charge of $4 trillion; a lot of money for private equity firms to use.   Increase in Family Offices The number of family offices has increased rapidly in recent years. There are currently around [...]

Insights into Family Office Returns

Insights into Family Office Returns

The top performers in a new survey of Family Offices by FOX Global have higher allocations to Private Equity Direct (11% vs. 6%), as well as higher allocations to Real Estate (16% vs. 11%). They were also more likely than the overall sample to have first- or second-generation family leadership (73% vs. 67%). The majority, 93%, say they have an [...]

Lexington Partners Raises $10.1 Billion Fund to Buy Private Equity Stakes

Lexington Partners Raises $10.1 Billion Fund to Buy ...

Lexington Partners announced on Tuesday it has managed to raise $10.1 billion with its latest fund. The New York-based firm is going to spend the funds buying stakes in private equity funds and in buying private equity backed companies on the secondary market. It is another signal to show how the secondary market continues to thrive.   According to the [...]

Israeli Private Equity Firm Viola Raises $250 Million

Israeli Private Equity Firm Viola Raises $250 ...

Private equity company, Viola Private Equity, announced on Wednesday that it has reached its targets with the latest investment fund.  The Israeli firm has been able to raise $250 million with the fund and the firm said there is possibility the fund will remain open for the time being. The firm will use the fund to invest in technology companies, [...]

Value of Direct Deals Under the Microscope

Value of Direct Deals Under the Microscope

There’s been of talk about institutional investors increasing their direct and co-investment activity, but new academic research, studying returns between 1999 and 2011 finds that returns for direct venture capital deals, even for sophisticated institutional investors, are underperforming the LP’s own benchmarks, according to an article in Institutional Investor. More recent performance data may prove to have different results but [...]

PE Directs To Increase in 2015 for Family Offices

PE Directs To Increase in 2015 for Family Offices

The authors of the Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report say that this year will be the “year of private equity” for global family office investing. A survey revealed that 9% of investing will be in direct venture capital or private equity, with a further 8% in private equity funds. The trend is expected to increase but only at the [...]

Family Offices Urged to Collaborate for Success

Family Offices Urged to Collaborate for Success

In an editorial on Forbes Insights , Russ Alan Prince, a family office advisor and publisher of Private Wealth magazine, says that his firm’s research shows that single-family offices that have a structure in place to establish and leverage relationships with their peers to share best practices, investment ideas and dealflow, and talent recommendation are in a position to outperform [...]

Which LP segment is the keenest on PE?

Which LP segment is the keenest on PE?

Hint: it’s not Family Offices. Preqin’s latest research reveals that government agencies are seeking to allocate some 45.6% of longer term capital to the private equity asset class. Second in the ranking are investment companies (30.7%) and third is family offices (27.2%).   Despite their relatively high target for the year, government agencies actually reduced target allocations to PE from [...]