Private Equity On The Rise

Private Equity On The Rise

Last year, the private equity sector thrived with a record high of about $2.5 trillion in assets and hundreds of new firms joining the industry.  It continues to do so into this year with new players who feel the need to compete and differentiate themselves from a considerable crowd.  Conversely, investors are becoming more attractive to private equity as they are looking to invest with companies that provide higher yields outperforming other asset classes such as fixed income and real estate.  According to a new report from Preqin Global Private Equity, the private equity industry has now close to $942 billion in dry powder as of September 2017 in addition to other large sources of uninvested capital such as global savings from pension, mutual, and sovereign funds.  In conclusion, it is clear that the private equity is still seeing strong levels of investors’ commitment into this class and promise to allocate additional capital from their existing private equity investment as reported by Preqin.

Mr. Freddy Russian, CEO and President of AFLG Holdings, Inc., commented that “we continue to grow and to better define market opportunities where we potentially attain sustainable and profitable growth by optimizing our approach to value creation.”

Private Equity falls in the alternative investments asset class whereby private equity involves investing directly in private companies or buying them completely.  They include start-up companies or companies with a high potential of growth, or distressed companies that have the potential to turnaround.  Strategies in private equity include venture capital, leveraged buyout, mezzanine financing, distressed debt and growth capital.  AFLG Investments provides a solid and talented management team with leadership ability to help investors with their investment needs.  Please contact us at www.aflginvestments.com.