News & Analysis

Trouble with diversity? Here’s some tips

Panelists at PEI’s Responsible Investment Forum in New York 2019 give advice on how firms can improve their hiring process and internal culture to steer towards greater diversity.

Chicago treasurer: Private equity firms can be ‘arbiters of truth’

A firm’s level of transparency will affect its portfolio, exits and ability to raise capital, treasurer Kurt Summers tells delegates at the PEI Responsible Investment Forum in New York.

PODCAST: Extending your platform beyond PE

BC Partners' Nikos Stathopoulos gives us a run down on what it is like making the move from private equity into private credit and real estate, in this 10-minute podcast.

Carlyle’s D’Aniello: Strengthen your balance sheet now

The co-founder and chairman emeritus of The Carlyle Group talks to PEI about performance, fundraising and how GPs should be preparing for a downturn.

Why ‘shadow banking’ in Europe does not need more rules

Further regulation of non-bank lending is unnecessary, a new white paper argues. It’s time to look at the smaller picture within individual member states.

Does the new AICPA guidance affect your equity?

The new accounting guidelines may affect your valuations, so Tim Byhre, director at business advisory firm RSM, explains whether current value method is still acceptable and what other scenarios firms could use

Roundtable: Why valuation rigor is more important than ever

The processes – and LPs’ interest in them – have evolved significantly over the past few years. Six experts tell pfm what the future holds.

Secret CFOs: ‘I got the CCO role and I called it a demotion’

Two insiders reveal which tasks they resent and which issues are keeping them up at night.

PODCAST: Why GP-led secondaries is the next big thing in private equity

From stapled deals to restructurings, tender offers to strip sales, Andrew Sealey, managing partner and chief executive of Campbell Lutyens, discusses the different types of GP-led deals and how they can benefit all parties.

What questions will investors ask in operational due diligence?

Skadden counsel Greg Norman gives his views on the areas that investors should probe during operational due diligence.

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