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Private equity has been in a sweet spot in recent years - should that give investors pause for thought? featured picture

Private equity has been in a sweet spot in recent years - should that give investors pause for thought?

THIS IS AN ADVERTISING FEATURE By Merrick McKay, Fund Manager, Standard Life Private Equity Trust plc -The private equity sector has drawn considerable interest thanks to robust returns and some high profile companies. -There is ‘dry powder’ in the sector, but there are still reasons to believe the sector can thrive from here. -Standard Life Private Equity Trust (SLPET) primarily ...
Sirius Minerals rises on project update but future still bleak for investors featured picture

Sirius Minerals rises on project update but future still bleak for investors

In its first major update since its bombshell decision to cancel previous funding plans, potash miner Sirius Minerals (SXX) said it has found a new way to get its project going which requires a lot less upfront cash. The former FTSE 250 miner has fallen a long way since announcing it was cancelling plans to raise $500m through a bond sale, which in turn led to a further $2.5bn funding agreement ...
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