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Best of private equity in 2017

As we come to the end of 2017, we are taking a look back at the hottest topics that had been discussed in the year in private equity - from disruption brought by technology, to the keys of success.

Counting down from #10 to #1, here are the top articles of the year.

#10 - SuperInvestor 2017 Live: Top trends in fundraising

Panels and speakers at the Fundraising Summit discuss the top trends in fundraising: alternative structures, how to access top tier funds and how to negotiate terms.

#9 - Direct Lending 2.0: going far wider and a whole lot more direct?

Technology and data based lending platforms are increasingly tapping into funds and insurers for capital and serving more and SMEs with loans. What is direct lending 2.0 like and what changes does it bring?

#8 - Artificial intelligence: the next wave of disruption?

Rudina Seseri, Founder and Managing Partner of Glasswing Venture discusses artificial intelligence and how it will disrupt the tech industry at SuperVenture.

#7 - Investing in Africa: The new generation of LPs

There has been a lot of debate about LP appetite for investing in Africa. Is Africa still a big story and will it continue to whet investors’ appetite?

#6 - Data breaches are going to increase, what are you going to do about it?

As a former ethical hacker with two decades of experience in the Information Security industry, Jason Hart highlights the key threats in cyber security and how to stay one step ahead.

#5 - How Renminbi funds took over Chinese private equity (part 2)

The second of a two part series on the growth of Renminbi funds in China, and  how they now run the show in the Chinese private equity market by Peter Fuhrman, Chairman, Founder and CEO of China First Capital. You can also read part 1 here.

#4 - Now LIVE: Watch SuperReturn direct from Berlin

Live Stream session from SuperReturn International 2017, covering the following sessions: NARCOS and Observations on the evolution of private equity.

#3 - Grit: a key determinant of your company's success

Grit comes in many flavours and has many components. Brett Hickey, Founder and CEO at Star Mountain Capital, shares his thoughts on why grit is one of the most important predictors of success.

#2 - Top 4 industries being transformed by human+machine augmentation

The confluence of software and hardware innovations to digitize traditional businesses has exploded over the past few years. While futurists debate the existential threat of machines, can these technology enhance human productivity across different industries?

#1 - Three themes that will shape the private equity industry in 2018

The top article of 2017 is, perhaps unsurprisingly, one where we explored the three major themes of private equity markets for 2017 and looking ahead to what will be in store for 2018.

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