Spotlight Podcast - Private Equity International

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February 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.

January 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.

January 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.

December 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.

December 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.

November 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.

November 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.

November 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.

October 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.

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 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.

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