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Spotlight Podcast - Private Equity International
Deep dives into the world of private equity investing with authoritative interviews from all corners of the industry.
Apr 13, 2021
How OMERS’ infrastructure portfolio bucked the trend in 2020
Philippe Busslinger, the Canadian pension’s head of infrastructure in Europe, explains what was behind its 8.6% return last year and how it plans to battle increased competition.
Apr 7, 2021
SPONSORED: How private equity can unlock value in technology
Ryan Lanpher at Permira says partnering with strong management teams is the best way to capture value during these unprecedented times.
Apr 1, 2021
Inside KKR’s employee ownership initiative
New Private Markets talks to Pete Stavros, partner and co-head of Americas private equity at KKR, about the firm’s approach to giving employees equity in their companies, and how it could catch on.
Mar 29, 2021
ESG-linked fund finance: Sustainability step-change or window-dressing?
Editors from across the PEI stable jump on Zoom to swap thoughts on a growing trend in private markets: linking the cost of fund-level credit facilities to ESG performance.
Mar 10, 2021
Why China’s policies are creating a funding gap
Government actions are generating opportunities in a range of sectors. Celia Yan of BlackRock tells us where to look.
Feb 26, 2021
What does the refinancing wave mean for me?
A level of repayments is coming that some investors are prepared for and others may not be. Eric Lloyd and Jonathan Bock of Barings discuss what happens when loans repay.
Jan 28, 2021
Real assets under Biden
Senior reporters and editors from PERE, Infrastructure Investor and Agri Investor dig into the changes most likely to impact their respective asset classes under the new president and Democrat-controlled Congress.
Jan 20, 2021
How a Democrat-controlled US government could impact private equity
Senior editors from across PEI Media’s titles discuss what they’ll have their eyes on in the coming months, from taxes and SEC oversight to the possibility of the industry being thrown into the public spotlight.
Dec 15, 2020
So you’re thinking of spinning out?
Carlo Pirzio-Biroli, managing partner of Glendower Capital, shares his top tips on how to set up your own fund.
Dec 7, 2020
What's ahead for Australian commercial real estate lending?
Some investors might shun commercial real estate debt because of the drastic changes that we have seen since the pandemic. Martin Lechner of Corecam and Wayne Lasky of Maxcap Group share their insights on the investing environment down under.
Nov 30, 2020
SPONSORED: Four auto trends ripe for PE investment
MiddleGround Capital partners John Stewart and Scot Duncan say major supply chain disruptions are opening up opportunities for private equity managers.
Nov 10, 2020
In depth with Carlyle and TPG’s diversity and inclusion heads
Kara Helander and Anna Edwin discuss how they are building diversity, equity and inclusion within their firms, and how the racial justice movement and pandemic have generated momentum for sustained action.
Nov 3, 2020
Why one man left private equity to fight for racial justice
Rendel Solomon discusses why he walked away from a successful career at a $1bn asset manager, and shares some frank thoughts on the state of diversity and inclusion in the industry.
Oct 20, 2020
In depth with Hamilton Lane's Mario Giannini
Hamilton Lane’s long-time CEO explains the role he thinks private markets can play in the post-coronavirus rebuild, and why we shouldn’t worry about the public markets rally.
Sep 24, 2020
How VCs connect with co-workers and portfolio companies during the pandemic
Sandeep Bhadra of Vertex Ventures US discusses how the firm has used White Claw drinks and cookies to maintain communications. He also says initial Zoom meetings will remain in a post-pandemic world.
Sep 9, 2020
Evercore's Nigel Dawn on the secondaries opportunities to come
We catch up with investment bank Evercore's private capital advisory head, who discusses single-asset transactions, secondaries deals in the era of covid-19 and what's in store for the market this year. Find our analysis of Evercore's mid-year report here.
Aug 27, 2020
How to value assets during covid-19
Two valuation management firms share their strategies for assessing a property’s worth during a time of massive dislocation and uncertainty.
Aug 13, 2020
Rise of SPACs, demand for long holds and adjusting PE operations in the pandemic
We discuss the factors driving well-known executives to form special purpose acquisition vehicles and take a look at how private equity portfolio companies have adjusted to combat covid-19.
Aug 4, 2020
Who will be the winners and losers in mid-market lending?
Andrew Lockhart of Metrics Credit Partners and Kelly Morton of Skye Capital Advisory discuss what's happened to portfolio companies and deal pipelines since the March meltdown, and what the implications are of public relief funds for mid-market lenders.
Jul 27, 2020
Why this crisis is different than the last for private credit
Is opportunistic credit the next big thing to watch in the asset class? What are others in the markets doing now? Bruce Tomlinson of Sunsuper and Bev Durston of EdgeHaven answer these key questions.
Jul 22, 2020
Women and secondaries – a match made in heaven?
We speak with three prominent female secondaries professionals – Kate Ashton, Martha Heitmann and Johanna Lottmann – and chair of industry body Level 20 George Anson to discuss the barriers to promoting women in secondaries, and how to break them down.
Jul 21, 2020
Is coronavirus a blip on the agriculture forecast sheet?
As the pandemic heightens food security anxieties, and just-in-time supply chains suffer, we discuss how the outbreak will impact the asset class’s growth trajectory. We're joined by Fiera Comox partner for agriculture Matthew Corbett and Benjamin Subei, principal at the Boston Consulting Group.
Jul 1, 2020
The big hitters thinking of jumping ship
Some experienced investment professionals are seeing their funds take a hit from the pandemic and are considering moving to new pastures. This is one trend identified by Will Invine of Stem7 in a discussion of key issues in alternative assets recruitment.
Jun 23, 2020
Three months of lockdown – how are LPs and GPs adapting?
Our senior editors discuss the findings of our latest surveys looking at how private equity investors and their managers are doing business during the covid-19 crisis. Also be sure to check out our Investor outlook on 2020 in light of covid-19 presentation at www.privateequityinternational.com to see more results from the LP survey.
Jun 1, 2020
What you need to know about the fundraising pioneers of 2020
What are 'dislocation' funds all about and what are the implications for LPs? Tavneet Bakshi of FirstAvenue, Trevor Castledine of bfinance and Jessica O’Mary of Ropes & Gray discuss the key issues.
May 12, 2020
How sunny is the outlook for renewables amid covid-19?
The long-term health of the sector is positive if it can navigate its short-term challenges, according to industry experts Richard Nourse of Greencoat Capital and Jeffrey Altman of Finnadvice.
May 4, 2020
Why the future of private real estate is digital
Digital Bridge CEO Marc Ganzi and National Real Estate Advisors CEO Jeff Kanne discuss the evolution of private investment in data centers and why the covid-19 pandemic could be a net-positive for the sector.
Apr 24, 2020
Which private asset classes are experiencing a boom in dealflow?
Distressed debt and special sits, food production, healthcare and certain VC strategies have received growing attention as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
Apr 16, 2020
What midstream risks are you not taking?
As low demand and commodity price volatility roils the energy sector, BlackRock's Mark Florian talks with Infrastructure Investor's Jordan Stutts about how an oil production agreement and other market trends are impacting midstream infrastructure assets.
Apr 7, 2020
LP defaults, force majeure and over-collateralisation amid covid-19
Our senior editorial teams covering PE, private debt, infrastructure, real estate and secondaries discuss the latest in how private markets are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Plus: ways firms are helping people out in the crisis.
Mar 25, 2020
Pulled deals, chaotic fundraisings, skittish LPs: The corona effect
Across the private equity industry, the impacts of the pandemic-spurred economic downturn are being felt in dealmaking, which has slowed or paused fundraising processes while LPs work to understand the status of their portfolios.
Mar 20, 2020
How covid-19 is hitting private markets
Are private asset classes better positioned to weather the crisis? Our senior editorial teams covering PE, private debt, infrastructure, real estate and secondaries provide insight.
Mar 10, 2020
When and how to build an in-house IR team
Executive recruiters Mary Gay Townsend and Simon Nixon discuss the pros and cons of having your own investor relations team – and whether it's worth it.
Mar 2, 2020
Why real estate investors do not love today's low interest rates
Institutional capital is worried about the long-term impacts of 'a global stage that we've never seen before.' Anthony Breault of Oregon State Treasury, Greg MacKinnon of Pension Real Estate Association and Brant Bryan of Cresa tell us what a 'lower-for-longer' interest rate environment means for private real estate.
Feb 25, 2020
How the secondaries sellside is dealing with a generational crisis
Executive recruiters Mary Gay Townsend and Simon Nixon, who've helped place some of the biggest names in secondaries over the years, discuss the top issue facing the industry.
Feb 3, 2020
Operating partners share their horror stories
Executives from EQT, Permira, The Riverside Company and NewQuest Capital Partners share some of the lessons they've learned, as well as what operating partners can do to help create value and ensure alignment at the pre-deal stage, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
Dec 18, 2019
Why your next deal sourcing avenue may not have funds
Independent sponsors, once known as fundless sponsors, have proliferated in recent years as they shed a reputation for inability to deliver, and have appealed to LPs wanting to commit capital to individual deals.
Oct 30, 2019
Fiduciary duty has 'been going in the wrong direction'
ILPA senior policy counsel Chris Hayes discusses the organization's new model limited partnership agreement, including how it seeks to restore fiduciary duty to the LP-GP relationship.
Sep 29, 2019
CalSTRS on becoming 'the partner of choice'
California State Teachers' Retirement System deputy CIO Scott Chan and head of real estate Mike DiRe dive into the pension’s new investment strategy: the collaborative model, which prioritizes joint ventures, separate accounts and direct acquisitions.
Sep 24, 2019
How to tackle your cybersecurity issues
Agio founder and CEO Bart McDonough discusses strengthening the GP-LP bond, beginning cybersecurity integration at the C-suite, and the need for firms to adopt tailored solutions.
Sep 11, 2019
Why co-investments are in the best interest of GPs and LPs
The strategy brings investors reduced fees and managers can write large cheques. Industry practitioners from The Carlyle Group, Cambridge Associates and Kennedy Lewis Investment Management say these are only a few of the upshots.
Aug 12, 2019
SEC aims to level playing field for retail investors
The Securities and Exchange Commission's concept release on the harmonization of securities offering exemptions could prelude more Main Street access to private equity. PFCFO spoke with experts from law firm Ropes & Gray about what this could mean for PE firms and the future of retail investing.
Jul 31, 2019
How PE firms can recruit a diverse investment team
Veteran headhunter in the private equity space Will Moynahan discusses how general partners can promote diversity and inclusion in their recruitment practices.
Jul 1, 2019
Rise of the chief information officer
Carlyle’s Georgette Kiser discusses the increasingly important and challenging role and why every firm is having to become a data and technology company.
Jun 26, 2019
Capitalizing on automation
Anubhav Saxena discusses how firms can utilize new technologies to accelerate equity value creation in portfolio companies and build digital workforces.
Jun 24, 2019
Everything you wanted to know about preferred equity
Preferred equity isn’t new but firms such as 17Capital have been applying it to private equity via dedicated funds. In this 26-minute podcast we speak to managing partner Augustin Duhamel about the strategy that is quietly taking the market by storm.
Jun 24, 2019
Top 10 litigation risks facing PE firms today
Proskauer’s Josh Newville and Tim Mungovan talk through the key legal risks facing private equity in 2019.
Jun 20, 2019
What’s in your fund fee documents?
Private credit might be the new kid on the block in the alternative asset world, but the asset class’s fees have still evolved independently of private equity.
Jun 14, 2019
How Germany has become a 'battleground'
Hans-Jorg Baumann, Alexander Bode and Boerge Grauel discuss competition, supply and demand, bank domination and LP allocation priorities at the PDI Germany Forum 2019.
May 30, 2019
Leapfrog’s CEO on separating the impact investing wheat from the chaff
Fresh from raising a $700m fund in May, Leapfrog Investments’ founder and CEO Andy Kuper talks to Toby Mitchenall about how impact investing will evolve as more firms enter the fray.
May 13, 2019
How to avoid pitfalls in stapled deals
Blue chip managers are using stapled secondaries deals to boost fundraising and provide liquidity to LPs. In this episode, lawyers from Proskauer, Debevoise & Plimpton and MJ Hudson discuss how GPs and LPs should approach this increasing transaction type.
Apr 9, 2019
Gazing into the future: 5 tips for long-term investors
Wired contributing editor and futurist Ben Hammersley explains how to deal with exponential growth, discusses the needs created by new technology and explains why cognitive-enhancing infra is a must in the age of AI.
Mar 4, 2019
BC Partners on moving from PE into credit and real estate
BC Partners' Nikos Stathopoulos gives us a run down on what it is like making the move from private equity into private credit and real estate, in this 10-minute podcast.
Feb 11, 2019
Is this the most dangerous man in private equity?
Professor Ludovic Phalippou of Oxford University says GPs must accept that some elements of the PE model are not working so well for LPs. Is he a threat to the industry or its saviour?
Jan 8, 2019
Riverside on the GFC's 'difficult blessing'
As the firm celebrates 30 years in the industry, co-founder Bela Szigethy reflects on how the global financial crisis changed the firm for the better. PEI's Isobel Markham reports.
Dec 14, 2018
Why investors should look beyond the headlines in emerging markets
Albright Capital’s Gregory Bowes discusses why improvements in creditor rights and bankruptcy codes in emerging markets mean investors needn’t be weary of the asset class. PEI's Isobel Markham reports.
Dec 10, 2018
Highway to the opportunity zone
PERE's Lisa Fu talks with several experts to break down the opportunities, risks and rules that come with the new US federal program creating buzz among real estate investors.
Dec 6, 2018
Why the ‘triple whammy’ of issues impeding Chinese investments into US is here to stay
From capital controls and CFIUS to the intensifying trade war, Chinese investors trying to invest in the US are encountering many hurdles. David Blumenfeld and Paul Guan of the law firm Paul Hastings discuss these hurdles with PERE's Arshiya Khullar.
Nov 30, 2018
Where are hurdle rates trending?
With managers increasingly putting pressure on LPs to enter the carry early, Threadmark partner Patricia Wilkinson and PEI senior editors Bruno Alves, Jonathan Brasse and Toby Mitchenall look across asset classes to find out whether the status quo really is changing.
Nov 30, 2018
The smartest ways for debt firms to use technology
Are fund managers missing a trick by applying old-fashioned methods to data mining, deal sourcing and investor reporting? We dive into the issues in this 20-minute discussion with Matthias Kirchgaessner of Plexus and Alex Schmid of ESO Capital.
Nov 30, 2018
Why GP-led secondaries is the next big thing in private equity
From stapled deals to restructurings, tender offers to strip sales, Andrew Sealey, managing partner and chief executive of Campbell Lutyens, discusses the different types of GP-led deals and how they can benefit all parties.