Spotlight Podcast - Private Equity International

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September 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.

September 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.

August 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.

August 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. 

August 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.

July 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.

July 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.

July 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.

July 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.

June 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.

June 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.

April 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.

April 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.

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.

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