Here are highlights from our PE content this week:
• Goldman Sachs has announced the retirement of partner Eric Dobkin, who forever changed the IPO by pitching offerings to institutional rather than retail investors. As a tribute to the father of the modern-day IPO, we highlighted notable PE-backed public offerings underwritten by Goldman: click here for a look back.
• For years now, the increase in PE-backed company inventory in North America and Europe has essentially plateaued. This is in stark contrast to the steady ramp-up in inventory during the buyout boom era. Get more insight on PE's other overhang here.
• The first half of this decade has seen a marked uptick in PE investment in the U.K., with 388 PE investors completing 820 deals there in 2015, both five-year highs. Activity, though, has slowed so far this year. A Brexit effect, perhaps? Click here for more, including the most active PE investors in U.K. companies since 2011.
• Featured in our new Benchmarking Report is a breakdown of top-performing funds, sliced and diced by type, size and vintage. Curious about the different strategies firms employ, we decided to examine one benchmark in particular to see what might go into a successful fund. Check out our findings.