Surging global equity markets' have pushed down discounts across the investment trust industry so far this year, pushing a number on to premiums, the latest data shows.
The collapse of debt burdened firms that were bought up by private equity companies before the financial crisis could pose the next major risk to the stability of the UK's economy, the Bank of England has warned.
Incoming 3i chief executive Simon Borrows will this week announce plans to cut staff and shut a number of the group's overseas offices, according to reports.
Simon Borrows is set to be unveiled as the new chief executive of the UK's largest private equity firm, 3i, according to reports.
Peter McKellar, coordinating partner and CIO of SL Capital Partners and manager of the Standard Life European Private Equity trust, on the prospects for this unloved sector.
Andrew Bell, chief executive of the £1.1bn Witan investment trust, has joined the chorus of disgruntled shareholders who are demanding radical change at private equity firm 3i.
JAPAN ONE YEAR ON
Stephen Schwarzman, the Blackstone chief executive, took home $213.5m in pay and dividends in 2011, after seeing his pay jump by a third.
At the start of the year all the investment houses like to roll out their investment plans with such confidence and aplomb.
HOW TO ACCESS PRIVATE EQUITY
The closed-ended structure is well suited to private equity investment says Hamish Mair, manager of the F&C Private Equity Trust.
Ignis has hired Michiel Timmerman from Aberdeen Asset Management to run its newly created £2.5bn multi-manager unit.
Fundsmith founder Terry Smith is set to lose one of the 22 stocks in his Equity fund to an acquisition, less than a month after the vehicle's launch.
Hargreaves Lansdown co-founder Stephen Lansdown is creating a new green private equity fund.
The board of the £55m Henderson Private Equity investment trust has decided to close the vehicle as a result of its persistently wide discount and failure to grow assets under management.
Private equity positions were the largest positive contributor to the Foreign & Colonial investment trust in the first half of the year, helping to offset the effects of BP's dividend suspension.
Gartmore has completed a joint venture with Hermes Fund Managers Limited to combine private equity fund of fund businesses.
Private equity fund of funds, which delivered stellar returns from 2004 to the end of December 2007, are poised to resume their activity after the sector imploded following the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008.
Winterflood Securities warns the private equity sector still faces widespread challenges despite recent results showing a rise in net asset values.
Foreign & Colonial's Jeremy Tigue is expecting equity bull run to support private equity valuations in 2010
Artemis has been the subject of a management buyout.
The European market has continued to rise, led by basic industries.