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The structural revolution

Private equity is often described as a long-term game and many investors read this as code for the asset class' inherent illiquidity. But now securitisation has come to private equity with the potential of dramatically changing the landscape. Private Equity International looks at recent developments.

News: Deals

News: Deals 2002-03-01 Staff Writer <b>Coller Capital makes first exit from Lucent portfolio</b><br />Pequot Capital Management and New Venture Partners, the New Jersey-based venture capital operation controlled by UK private equity secondaries specialist Coller Capital, have partially dive

Capital Dynamics to tackle US market

Preparing the launch of two new investment vehicles next year, the Swiss group behind Prime Edge Capital is building up its US presence.

Strathdon injects £500,000 into eportals

The UK venture capitalist, which is raising is also looking to raise two new funds to reinvest in its 26 portfolio companies.

Happiness is an inefficient market

When predicting market movements is seen as unusually difficult, the hunt for market inefficiencies is urgent. Sophisticated funds are seeing opportunities in public companies which are gaining little advantage from their stock being public.

To market, to market

Part II of Joe Bartlett's overview of best market practice for negotiating the terms and conditions of venture capital and buyout funds. The first installment of his catalogue of Frequently Asked Questions appeared in the previous issue of PEI.

Understanding insurance risk

Rigorous insurance due diligence is key in the buyout process if nasty surprises are to be avoided. It can also boost a bidder's bargaining position, finds Philip Borel.

Inside IRR

What does the Internal Rate of Return of a private equity fund tell you? Or better, what do you think it tells you? Private Equity International takes a closer look at what IRR is and what it isn't.

The PIPEs, the PIPEs are falling

The history of the US private equity market's love affair with Private Investments in Public Equities is as short as it is sordid. David Snow looks at what's gone wrong.

News: Funds

News: Funds 2002-02-01 Staff Writer <b>€2bn Advent fund to focus On Europe</b><br />Advent International intends to invest 70 per cent of Global Private Equity IV, its new €2bn buyout fund, in Western Europe, with the balance going to North America and Asia.<br /><br />?Europe i
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