Private equity firms have been asked to disclose to US regulators information on how they value assets, as well as on areas including fundraising and fund formation, as part of an informal inquiry into the industry. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made its request last year, giving PE firms until the end of December to hand over the relevant documents.
The SEC has paid closer attention to private equity since the global financial crisis and news of this inquiry suggests it is scaling up efforts to police the asset class. The regulator now has an inventory...
IFM Investors has moved from fund-of-funds through co-investment to a direct approach designed to meet its superannuation fund clients’ concerns about access, cost, and transparency. Is it working?
Should the next-generation Australian private equity firm be doing more to differentiate itself from the competition - in the eyes of potential investees as well as investors?
Kevin Zhang, one of the two co-founders of Chinese middle market private equity firm Ascendent Capital Partners, is retiring from the firm. He is understood to be planning to establish his own family office.
Chinese online retailer JD.com has raised approximately $2.5 billion for its logistics subsidiary from investors including Hillhouse Capital and Sequoia Capital China.