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March 16, 2023

What type of companies are classed as mid-market and what’s their appeal to PE investors? 

The middle-market buyout segment has been relatively underpenetrated by private equity (PE) investors, with less than 5% of mid-market companies backed by a financial sponsor. Despite this, there is strong interest among GPs and LPs alike, on the basis of the attractive characteristics and broad opportunities in the market. So what type of companies are classed as mid-market and what’s their appeal to PE investors?

March 9, 2023

Stephen Lane, the CEO and founder of Propstore, talks about the growth of a unique and valuable passion investment asset class, the importance of authenticity and the pitfalls to avoid when searching for that perfect entertainment memorabilia artifact. 

As the CEO and founder of Propstore, Stephen Lane has grown his firm from a cottage industry into one of the world’s leaders in entertainment memorabilia. 25 years after establishing the company and after he and his team have unearthed and put to auction some of the most valuable and exciting artifacts from the history of film and television, Stephen is rightly recognised as one of the foremost experts in his field.

March 8, 2023

Private Equity is mainstream among ultra-high-net-worth (94% engaged), with the bulk looking for enhanced returns (67%).

According to The Ultra-High Net Worth Private Equity Investing Report 2023 by Campden Wealth and Titanbay, 84% of ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) investors hold private equity investments, with a further 10% interested in the asset class.

February 15, 2023

The secondary market has grown dramatically in size and sophistication, with a large universe of attractive investment opportunities driving repeat and new investors, says private markets platform Titanbay.

The secondary market has become a useful tool for liquidity within the private market arena. General partners (GPs) and limited partners (LPs) alike can manage assets or release cashflow through a secondary transaction, if situations or investment strategies change. 

January 18, 2023

Few industries have bypassed the disruption caused by new technologies in recent years. What’s more is that this global trend is accelerating, leading businesses to adopt new tech more quickly, so creating further disruption, says private markets platform Titanbay.

As we take our first steps into 2023, it feels like a natural time to reflect on private markets’ journey through 2022 and to begin to map out the possibilities for the year ahead. Below, we take stock of recent events and market movements, and consider how they could influence performance over the coming months. You can find more Titanbay insights here.

December 9, 2022

Ruffer investment director Duncan MacInnes delves into the truth and fiction of the bull market.

In the classic Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street, Kris Kringle is on trial for claiming to be the real Santa Claus. His defence lawyer says, “If this court finds that there is no Santa, I ask the court to judge which is worse: a lie that draws a smile or a truth that draws a tear.”

Doesn’t that feel like markets recently?

November 28, 2022

Private market vehicles can generate premium returns over publicly traded markets with lower volatility in large part because they take away the investors’ ability to precisely time when the money comes in and out, says Keith Brakebill of Russell Investments.

November 14, 2022

Has the sell-off in long-dated bonds presented an opportunity to add risk to portfolios, asks Ruffer’s Jasmine Yeo?

Market sell-offs can provide the chance to buy quality assets at attractive valuations. Of course, if you can preserve capital as prices fall, then you’ll be better placed to take advantage of any opportunities that arise.

But buying equities isn’t the only way to dial up risk in portfolios today.

We see the recent falls at the long end of the US bond market as an opportunity worth grabbing.

November 14, 2022

KPMG’s private enterprise leader in Singapore, Chiu Wu Hong, talks about why the city-state’s status is on the rise, an increased focus on ESG and impact investment and some very attractive tax incentives.

With more than 20 years’ experience advising on the benefits of Singapore’s regional tax incentives and compliance, cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions and consulting and planning for local and multinational companies, there can be few better positioned to lead KPMG’s private enterprise team in the city-state than Chiu Wu Hong.

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