THE NEW NORMAL

"Q4 to be pretty robust with deal flow, with some potential choppiness in and around the election": Q&A with Kris Ring, debt finance equity partner at Goodwin Procter

"Q4 to be pretty robust with deal flow, with some potential choppiness in and around the election": Q&A with Kris Ring, debt finance equity partner at Goodwin Procter

Kris Ring, debt finance equity partner at Goodwin Procter in Santa Monica, on the relationship between PE firms and direct lenders during the pandemic, the ways this downturn has been different to previous downturns, how the upcoming election will impact business in the US, and what a potentially contested election result could mean for market volatility.

PODCAST

In conversation with Emily Pollock, Alternatives Director at Schroders

In conversation with Emily Pollock, Alternatives Director at Schroders

Listen in to PEWire's podcast with Emily Pollock (pictured), alternatives director at Schroders, to find out how consumption patterns will change in the "new normal", as well as her view on the potential for “buy-and-build” strategies in Europe and why she believes European private equity is well positioned for some of the shifts in the current environment.

WOMEN IN VC

Women in VC Part III: Q&A with Itxaso del Palacio, partner at Notion vc

Women in VC Part III: Q&A with Itxaso del Palacio, partner at Notion vc

To mark Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), PEWire is publishing a mini-series of three Q&A interviews with women working in venture capital. Third up is Itxaso del Palacio, Partner at London-based Notion vc, which invests in enterprise technology and B2B SaaS companies at Series A stage across Europe.

WOMEN IN VC

Women in VC Part II: Q&A with Christine Hockley, director of investments at British Patient Capital

Women in VC Part II: Q&A with Christine Hockley, director of investments at British Patient Capital

To mark Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), PEWire is publishing a mini-series of three Q&A interviews with women working in venture capital. Second up is Christine Hockley, director of investments at British Patient Capital which makes long-term investments in innovative companies across the UK.

BOLT-ON Acquisitions

PE sponsors see strong bolt on activity in US middle-market

PE sponsors see strong bolt on activity in US middle-market

Bolt-on acquisition activity has remained robust and proven to be a key feature of deal activity, despite Covid-related inertia in the broader buyout space. As Bloomberg data reveals, there were only two buyouts completed between April and June, one of which was Clayton Dubilier & Rice’s acquisition of Radio Systems. But for PE sponsors with platform companies in their portfolios, and an eye on consolidation opportunities, 2020 appears to have been very much a case of ‘business as usual’.

WOMEN IN VC

Women in VC Part I: Q&A with Kate Bingham, managing director, SV Health Investors

Women in VC Part I: Q&A with Kate Bingham, managing director, SV Health Investors

To mark Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), PEWire is publishing a mini-series of three Q&A interviews with women working in venture capital. First up is Kate Bingham, managing director of SV Health Investors, which invests in biotech, digital health companies, medical devices and healthcare services.

GUEST ARTICLE

How the pandemic can shift our tech habits

How the pandemic can shift our tech habits

One of the few positive effects of the pandemic is that it provides an opportunity to shift some bad habits and build some better ones. According to Jamie Nascimento, co-founder at LemonTree Software – the first low-code development platform for financial services with an alternative asset investment solution – the pandemic has exposed workarounds that many of his clients have in place, as their software didn’t deliver against their needs during lockdown. In this feature he explores the possibility of changing your habits, particularly tech habits, during a time when everything is in flux.