News & Analysis

American-style waterfalls gain ground

The global financial crisis prompted some LPs to push US managers to adopt whole-of-fund distribution models. This was a short-lived phenomenon.

Q&A: ‘Broader and broader’ acceptance of the American-style waterfall

Paul Gajer, head of law firm Dentons' private equity and investment funds practices, discusses the direction of travel for distribution waterfalls in private equity and the effects of a potential recession.

Three approaches to calculate waterfall in private equity systems

Consultant Gert-Tom Draisma lays out the options in the extract from The Definitive Guide to Carried Interest.
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Valuation data: high and ‘holding steady’

The average entry valuation for a PE buyer in H1 was 10.1x, according to a report from Murray Devine.
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DATA SNAPSHOT: Valuations not budging from lofty heights

Private equity valuations are 'holding pretty steady', according to Dan DiDomenico of Murray Devine, who authored the firm's report on the subject.

Why LPs are upping the ante on fee verification

A number of factors are pushing investors to seek outside help in sifting through their fees, expenses and carried interest payments.
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Why investors love your GP commitment

Academic assessment of 'skin in the game,' cyber-risk consultants and our five most read this year.

DOWNLOAD: Cybersecurity consultants directory

Download our directory for key details of cybersecurity consultants with private equity experience. Last updated on 08/16/19 with details for RFA.
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GPs with more skin in the game make safer bets – report

GP ownership is a significant factor in risk-taking, according to a study from the Norwegian School of Business and Goethe University Frankfurt.
three choices for hiring a CCO

How to choose a CCO

Need to find a chief compliance officer? Here is some insight to help you hire, outsource or nominate one of the team.

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