A company backed by Permira funds has led a Series F round of USD92million in Seismic, a sales enablement and marketing orchestration platform provider.
This webinar, which will take place at 10am ET on 15 October, 2020, will ask a panel of GPs to share their insights on how they have continued to monitor the performance of their portfolios during the lockdown.
Vienna-based investment and trading platform Bitpanda has raised a USD52 million Series A funding round, Europe’s largest series A funding round of 2020, led by Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures.
Iron Pillar, a VC firm focused on investing in Indian high growth tech companies, recently onboarded Cyrus Wadia, head of sustainability at Amazon, to guide its companies on sustainability.
Unicorn VC deal value grew to EUR3.1 billion in H1 2020, and is on pace to surpass the EUR5.7 billion record set in 2019, according to PitchBook’s latest VC report, as companies like Deliveroo and N26 both closed substantial rounds in the first six months of the year.
“The oil price war and pandemic has brought unprecedented instability” – Q&A with Phillip A Gayle Jr, Andros Capital Partners
Texas-based private investment firm Andros Capital Partners closed its energy-focused inaugural investment fund Andros Energy Capital at its USD250 million hard cap last week. Private Equity Wire caught up with founder Phillip A Gayle JR (pictured) to find out about current developments within the energy sector, where the opportunities are and his thoughts on the new normal.
“You have to make stuff happen rather than just talking about it” – Q&A with #100blackinterns initiator Wol Kolade
Wol Kolade (pictured), managing partner of London-based private equity firm Livingbridge, is one of the brains behind the #100blackinternscampaign. Over 100 firms in the City of London have signed up to the program so far, offering internships in finance to people of colour, in only six to eight weeks. Private Equity Wire sat down with Kolade to learn more.
“This could be the call to arms which the industry has been waiting for” - Q&A with Michael Johnson, Crestbridge
Michael Johnson (pictured) is responsible for continuing to grow and evolve Crestbridge’s overall funds proposition. Here he discusses how Covid has created barriers to private equity fundraising, what challenges GPs are facing going forward beyond Covid and how managers can best position themselves to address these.
“We do not run away – we face the crisis and we deal with it” - Q&A with Lisya Bahar Manoah, Catalyst Investments
Lisya Bahar Manoah (pictured) recently joined Catalyst Investments as a partner, based in Tel Aviv in Israel. The firm was founded in 1999 by Edouard Cukierman, Yair Shamir and Boaz Harel.
Private Equity Wire sat down with Greg Bowes, co-founder and managing principal of Albright Capital, to talk about what distinguishes ESG issues in emerging markets from developed markets, how Covid-19 will affect the push towards ESG investing seen in recent years and how private credit strategies differ from private equity in terms of managing ESG.
Jan Pensaert is the founder and managing partner of Valiance, a global life sciences investor focused on addressing the unmet needs of a growing and ageing population. Valiance makes an impact through investments in medtech, with an additional focus on digital and nutritional health.
Monument Group, one of the world’s most renowned placement agents, completed two high profile fund closures last week: Charlesbank Credit Opportunity Fund II closed at its hard cap of USD700 million, and Manila-based private equity firm Navegar‘s final close of Navegar II at USD197 million.
A new report from Credit Suisse and law firm CMS analyses the financial and legal implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on M&A transactions in Western Europe.
Preserving the pipeline: Ventures Platform's Aina on alleviating the effects of Covid-19 on early-stage Nigerian companies
When the Covid-19 crisis hit, Kola Aina (pictured), partner at Abuja-based early stage fund Ventures Platform, started comparing notes with partners the company works with around the globe. The end result was the launch of the Nigeria Impact Startup Relief Facility, or NISRF, to bring together early stage investors in African startups that have been hit by the pandemic.
Wheelhouse Advisors, a provider of management, regulatory reporting and accounting, tax and HR support to the financial services sector, has appointed a non-executive Chairman to bolster the firm's leadership team.
Private equity investing has always been rooted in forging trusted relationships between managers and investors. Relationship building has been central to its success, but the impact of Covid-19 and the move to remote working has arguably put a strain on the GP/LP dynamic this year.
Replay this webinar to learn how clients are taking advantage of Singapore's new Variable Capital Company (VCC) legislation and the incentives on offer for launching or redomiciling funds. The recorded panel conversation features domain experts who deliver best practices, insights, and perspectives.
VNX Exchange, a Luxembourg-based digital asset investment platform, has completed the first VC deal in Europe utilising blockchain tech.
US private equity groups spent an average USD353,000 on external legal counsel per acquisition when prosecuting deals in 2019, according to research released by Apperio, a London-based specialist legal spend management platform. In the UK, the figure was slightly lower at USD253,000.
Eurazeo has launched O+, an ESG initiative which the company says will promote the drive towards low carbon and a more inclusive economy, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Paladin Capital Group, a leading global cybersecurity and deep tech investment firm, has just announced the appointment of Ciaran Martin, CB, as a Managing Director. Martin is regarded as one of the leading public voices on cybersecurity and joins from the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which he ran as its first CEO in 2016. Prior to this, Martin was head of cybersecurity for the UK Government’s Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) from 2014, before the NCSC was formed.
The nature of Israel’s legal system, the availability of local financing, and expanding numbers of tech-based targets helped the country post its best first-half deal figures in over a decade, according to Pitchbook’s 2020 Israel Private Capital Breakdown report.