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Past articles by Ayesha:

Buyout heads worry about buying in a seller’s market

Senior executives from across European private equity believe buying assets in a seller’s market poses a major challenge to the industry → Read More

Dealmakers promoted in Duke Street shake-up

UK private equity firm names new managing partners three years after abandoning fundraising in favour of individual deals → Read More

Hellman & Friedman emerges as potential bidder for Argus

The London-based media group on Wednesday hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch to explore options for its business → Read More

Private equity firms are forced to get creative with unspent hoards

Dry powder has risen from $1.2 trillion in December 2014 to $1.34 trillion as at October 26 → Read More

Terra Firma-backed Four Seasons hires PJT

Health care group is reviewing its debt after Moody's downgraded its senior secured bonds in September → Read More

European head Mark Redman takes global role at Omers

Private markets arm of the C$72 billion Omers pension plan promotes FN100 regular Mark Redman → Read More

Ex-3i CEO Michael Queen launches hedge fund

Private equity veteran Michael Queen teams up with a former Deutsche Bank analyst for a new venture targeting water and waste investments → Read More

Private equity investors’ allocations struggle to keep up

Many institutions are stuck in the cycle of reacting to changes to share prices and levels of capital returned → Read More

Investors in care homes face pain from minimum wage rise

Buyout firms heavily invested in a sector which will be hard-hit by government move → Read More

Pantheon comes of age in private equity

A changing secondaries, co-investment and fund of funds market is reshaping the firm. Managing partner Paul Ward talks to Financial News → Read More

CMA warns on antitrust risks for private equity firms

UK competition watchdog warns industry against complex structures used to get around antitrust rules → Read More

Requests for loan extensions on the rise

US private equity giant Blackstone is the latest to jump on ‘amend-and-extend’ bandwagon → Read More

European buyout firms are making waves in the US

When BC Partners co-chairman Raymond Svider moved to New York to establish the British firm’s presence in the US in 2008, he was told by peers that it was “unlucky timing”. → Read More

Mid-market moves for cov-lite

Covenant-lite terms are becoming the norm in European buyouts, according to Travers Smith report → Read More

Doughty Hanson's UK private equity head departs

Doughty Hanson’s head of private equity in the UK has left amid a string of other departures from the buyout firm, which abandoned fundraising plans in April. → Read More

Rhone raises €2.6 billion for fifth fund

Rhône Group, the New York-based private equity firm, has raised €2.6 billion for its latest buyout fund after just over six months on the road, according to a person familiar with the matter. → Read More

Fragmentation Means Opportunity in Europe

The most attractive investment opportunities are among companies with the potential for transformation and consolidation in fragmented markets, according to Apax’s Andrew Sillitoe → Read More

Capital markets union could deepen private equity and growth markets

Private equity and growth markets in European countries with less developed capital markets could see an extra $50 billion of activity a year under a possible capital markets union, according to research from New Financial. → Read More

Investment banks play it safe on leverage concerns

It is more than a month since the BoE decided not to place restrictions on lending to private equity – but there is no evidence of wild excesses in response → Read More

Hayfin owners reduce stakes after portfolio sale

Major backers of Hayfin Capital Management have reduced their stakes in the direct lender after it offloaded a €705 million portfolio of loans to Australian sovereign wealth fund The Future Fund, one of its existing investors. → Read More