14 September 2020
Private equity firms have been dutifully integrating ESG reporting, but few use it as a genuine driver of value
1 September 2020
Culture's intrinsic link to behaviour means private equity must think carefully about how it navigates the crisis
31 July 2020
The European Commission’s recent evaluation of the directive leaves the industry unsure as to what will happen next
27 July 2020
While it might seem as though there’s plenty of time for managing the transition, if left too late, GPs will have to accept whatever replacement rate they’re given
23 July 2020
Can a solid operating platform provide much needed certainty in an increasingly uncertain world?
16 July 2020
The FCA announced replacement rules for investment firms, namely a new prudential regime that may hit PE houses
8 June 2020
The Drawdown caught up with some of the UK's leading special situations investors to find out how they've been reacting to the crisis
4 June 2020
Data is the here and now. So how do you actually use it? What steps can you take today?
21 May 2020
As cyber attacks become more frequent and more sophisticated, are private equity firms doing enough to protect themselves?
18 May 2020
Later stage operational due diligence appears to be pushing through to legals, but more broadly, these exercises will likely be permanently impacted by the crisis
14 May 2020
Part three of our mini series: this instalment highlights the lack of available forums for CTOs & digital professionals, and what they could look like if they did exist
13 May 2020
Part two of our mini series on networks in PE: this instalment explores HR networks and finds they've been especially supportive during the crisis
11 May 2020
Part one of our mini series on networks in PE: this instalment considers CFO & FD networks and finds they can be more hindrance than help
4 May 2020
Sitting back and watching software demos might seem like a good idea right now, but in reality they require a lot of prep and careful consideration
30 April 2020
With more demands on PE ﬁrms to provide better quality data and reports, a number of GPs are upgrading their talent
27 April 2020
Is the B-Corp certiﬁcation the answer to standardising ESG reporting?
15 April 2020
Inefficient reporting methods continue to vex LPs. It’s time to go back to the source
6 April 2020
A number of large private equity houses are setting up operating committees in response to the major tasks now faced by non-deal team members
3 April 2020
With private equity firms moving to remote working set ups, now is the time to bring in experts adept at this way of working
2 April 2020
An eVestment study into private capital work-life balance points to dangerous stress levels and higher risk of burnout
30 March 2020
Could temporary measures drive global consensus on economic substance requirements?
30 March 2020
The proliferation of fund financing products opens an unexpected path for CFOs to operate in a strategic and value-add manner
27 March 2020
Key considerations for valuing portfolio companies in current conditions
23 March 2020
Highlights of recent developments by various bodies to regulate and standardise ESG
16 March 2020
In late January, the IPEM conference in Cannes brought together almost 3,000 delegates, spanning all corners of the industry. The key takeaway was that private equity is an increasingly public affair
9 March 2020
Highlights from our recent Breakfast Briefing event, which explored the work/life balance within private equity
2 March 2020
As the CFO role undergoes major change, with its scope and responsibility spanning wider and wider, the backgrounds and experiences needed are also shifting
17 February 2020
A group of venture capital CFOs sat down with The Drawdown to discuss challenges of valuing pre-revenue companies and implications of the new IPEV guidelines
14 February 2020
AtomInvest’s recent white-labelling of its software could be the much needed investor onboarding remedy the industry is seeking
10 February 2020
From life-coaching to hypnotherapy, we delve into the increasingly weird and wacky world of personnel development
6 February 2020
Aggressive consolidation plays across the fund administration sector are prioritising revenue growth ahead of improving service levels.
27 January 2020
Private equity firms are turning to rich media as a way to spice up AGMs
20 January 2020
Antler’s approach to investing turns the traditional VC model on its head, requiring an entirely different approach to operations.
17 January 2020
The Drawdown speaks to newly-combined Allvue's CEO Rey Acosta to find out more about the deal and what it means
16 January 2020
The private equity industry requires its high performing professionals to be on their best form and achieve those sought after returns for investors. But how much should a firm try to support its employees' mental health without overstepping personal boundaries?
15 January 2020
The move to cloud computing comes with glorious benefits and efficiencies, but given the particular IT needs of private equity - mainly security - finding the right cloud set-up is proving tricky.
9 January 2020
A round-up of recent regulatory developments for private equity valuation practices
19 December 2019
The cultural shift towards robust risk management is finding its way to private equity, and with it, the potential to unravel entrenched structures.
16 December 2019
Reforms to Ireland’s LP structure will likely be legislated in early 2020, however, after years of promises, what will actually be legislated and will PE care?
27 November 2019
Private equity’s data journey may only just be setting off, but like any expedition, packing the best equipment and selecting the right companions make reaching the final destination a lot more enjoyable
22 November 2019
Following a review of the AIFM Directive in 2017, where are we now, what has happened, will there be an AIFMD II?
18 November 2019
As LP demands on ESG continue to build, what types of skills and backgrounds should PE firms be looking for, and what does the role of ESG practitioner mean today?
15 November 2019
Highlights from two of the technical breakout sessions at this year's BVCA Summit in London
8 November 2019
As new waves of regulation continue to hit private equity, managers are quietly shifting to the peaceful waters of deal-by-deal investing
8 November 2019
For too long operational leaders have been yes men, it's high time they became key men
9 August 2019
The use of leverage in secondaries is on the rise, but does this little talked about feature of the market represent an important driver for growth and innovation, or a matter for concern?
2 August 2019
Aims to improve and create efficiencies for the reporting of fees and expenses are valiant but templates only tell part of the story
24 July 2019
A new approach to solving PE’s reporting conundrum
24 July 2019
A closer inspection of Gen II’s recent acquisition of Quilvest Luxembourg Services
22 July 2019
A glimpse under the bonnet of Northern Trust’s DLT transfer to Broadridge
4 July 2019
Key considerations following continued M&A activity in the service provider space
2 July 2019
eVestment’s latest fund administration survey predicts further M&A activity in the space
25 June 2019
A quick look at consultancy Holland Mountain’s recent developments, and the drivers behind them
25 September 2018
Private equity’s legitimacy is under threat in the new world order shaped by citizen unrest
25 September 2018
As the economy becomes a global chessboard, what does protectionism hold in store for GPs?
6 September 2018
Calls on LPs to “look closely” pile further pressure on already-controversial metric
3 September 2018
Consumer-facing companies key source of reputational risk due to poor supply chains
28 August 2018
eVestment whitepaper finds GPs with high brand visibility outpace others
24 August 2018
AtomInvest has established a digital platform for individuals to access alternatives
22 August 2018
AltaReturn whitepaper details new approaches to running the back office