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Private Equity  

The global private equity sector is constantly facing new demands and evolving challenges. The fundraising environment is proving especially tough as some investors adopt a more cautious approach to the asset class as a result of decreased returns during the global financial crisis. Investors are now seeking improved returns for lower fees, and greater transparency.

Private Equity growing again, according to latest KPMG/ SAVCA Industry Survey

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Now in its thirteenth year, the survey represents over 90 percent of total South African private equity funds by value.

Private Equity Outlook Survey

Most private equity executives predict that they will invest more next year.

Emerging trends in the Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Middle East (PDF 3.36 MB)

Emerging trends in the Sovereign Wealth Funds in the Middle East (PDF 3.36 MB)

A collection of articles prepared by KPMG specialists from the Middle East and seeks to provide an insight into SWFs in the region.

How private equity directors can work more effectively to create value

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A survey of over 300 senior executive directors of portfolio companies to find out their views of life under private equity ownership and what skills they valued.

Capitalizing on growth - Private equity in emerging Asia Pacific

Capitalization of growth
In this new report, our private equity partners consider the opportunities and challenges of investment in some of the key economies in the region.

Although the post-crisis economic recovery has been slow in most developed markets, the private equity sector appears in a state of cautious optimism as banking markets continue to recover. However, high prices for quality assets and a likely low-growth economic environment in the medium term in most developed markets will require General Partners to work harder and smarter to add value to their portfolios. This will require better operational understanding of targets pre-acquisition and likely more value enhancing intervention during ownership. Advisers will therefore need to have deep insight into the relevant business sectors and understand companies thoroughly from an operational and strategic perspective. In a challenging business climate, clarity is essential and we can provide it.


KPMG was the first accountancy organization to have a dedicated multi-disciplinary private equity group. Our professionals, leveraging global expertise from other areas of the firm, are ideally placed to help funds to address the challenges of these more benign market conditions, exploit opportunities in high-growth developing markets and ultimately add value for your investors.

Private Equity – Awards

Health Investor Awards 2012

Private Equity awards

Transactional consultants of the year


DealMakers Global Awards 2012

Private Equity awards

Private Equity advisory firm of the year


European M&A Awards 2011

Private Equity awards

Accountancy firm of the year


Awards for Excellence in Private Equity Advisory Services 2010

Private Equity awards

Commercial and market due diligence team of the year


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Robert Ohrenstein

Robert Ohrenstein

Global Head of Private Equity

+44 207 311 1000