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The rise and rise of private equity

– Our annual private markets review showed the market scaling in 2017. The way limited partners and general partners respond to the opportunities that arise will be critical to their success.
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The continued rise of South Korean private equity

– Solid returns and optimistic forecasts have made South Korea an increasingly attractive market for investors.
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High stakes: How investors can manage risk in the new infrastructure environment

– Technology is disrupting construction on multiple fronts. What are the consequences for infrastructure-investment managers?
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The next act for private equity in US residential building products

– Amid growing confidence in the US building products industry, players across the value chain face increasing pressure on growth... and margins and will need to develop new value-creation strategies.
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Digital procurement in private equity: Unlocking sustainable impact

– Best-practice purchasing is now an even more potent source of value creation for private-equity leaders.

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Impact investing finds its place in India

– The country’s market for purpose-driven finance could grow to $6 billion to $8 billion in 2025. What’s shaping the landscape?
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Why investors are flooding private markets

– As investors and asset managers shift away from weakened public markets, private markets are seeing immense growth, which, in... turn, is changing the very definition of “performance.”
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Investing in the growing sleep-health economy

– Consumers looking to rest easy could give rise to new opportunities in private equity.
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The changing landscape of social-impact investing

– During the age of entrepreneurship, the gap between rich and poor grew rapidly. New business models directing capital in a more... purposeful, moral way can help change that.
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European healthcare—a golden opportunity for private equity

– A review of investment opportunities in Europe
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A machine-learning approach to venture capital

– In this interview, Hone Capital managing partner Veronica Wu describes how her team uses a data-analytics model to make better... investment decisions in early-stage start-ups.
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Sovereign-wealth funds and pensions: The future is collaborative

– New Zealand Super Fund CEO Adrian Orr discusses thematic investing, innovation, and why it pays to be true to foundational principles.
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A routinely exceptional year for private equity

– A new report from McKinsey finds that in 2016, private markets again defied expectations. But competition is getting tougher for... both managers and investors.
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Understanding real estate as an investment class

– When it comes to real estate, institutional investors are changing the terms of engagement.
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The next act in healthcare private equity

– Corporate divestitures offer untapped opportunities in the healthcare sector.
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Three more reasons why US education is ready for investment

– Shifts in the education landscape are opening doors for investment.
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Look out below: Why returns are headed lower, and what to do about it

– Investment professionals may have been spoiled by a long run of exceptional returns. We will find out soon.
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How private equity adapts: A discussion with Don Gogel

– A longtime private-equity CEO reflects on the advantages of pure-play firms, how to deploy virtual expertise, and why general... partners are like wineries.
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The private-market investing revolution

– The scale and nature of private markets investing will be transformed in the next five to seven years, with innovative attackers... offering a real challenge to incumbents. This report presents the implications for investment firms, based on proprietary research.
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Fine-tuning family businesses for a new era

– Family businesses were the particular beneficiaries of three decades of favorable global economics. Now operating a la familia... should prompt soul-searching about how they manage their unique strengths.
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What private-equity strategy planners can teach public companies

– Successful PE firms model practices that would benefit any multibusiness enterprise—as well as some that break the public-company... mold.
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