New Leases Accounting Standard: Potential Consequences of FASB Leases (ASC 842) for Portfolio Companies
On February 25, 2016, the FASB issued a new standard, Leases (ASC 842). Certain provisions of the new standard are particularly noteworthy for portfolio companies owned by private equity investors.
Private Equity digitization - the hidden story
For private equity funds, the days of buying stakes in companies at a low price and selling high are over. More than ever, private equity managers are turning to digitization to find value where others can’t and create value to boost returns.
Bridging the gap: Aligning the Responsible Investment interests of Limited Partners and General Partners
The number of investors who have adopted the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) is increasing, and much has been said about fund managers (the General Partners) and their views on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues when managing funds. But what about the investors (the Limited Partners)? How do investors view responsible investment and ESG management? And how in sync are the LPs and GPs?
Game on: Private Equity Investment in Africa
Over the past several years, interest in Africa as a destination for investment has been growing at a steady clip. Private equity was the first to make serious inroads into this heterogeneous continent of 54 countries. More recently, multinational corporations and a variety of other investors have entered the fray.
Driving portfolio company performance in a changing private equity environment
PwC's Private Equity Portfolio Company Stock Compensation Survey highlights practices and trends in equity compensation design among US-based private equity firms in light of increased market competition and increased reserves for leveraged buyouts.