Spotlight Podcast - Private Equity International

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April 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

March 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.

February 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.

February 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.

December 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.

October 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.

September 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.

September 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.

September 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.

August 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.

July 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.

July 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.

June 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.

June 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.

June 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.

June 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.

June 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.