PRIVATE DEBT

Consultants see continued drive towards ‘alternative’ private debt, including regulatory capital and direct lending strategies

Consultants see continued drive towards ‘alternative’ private debt, including regulatory capital and direct lending strategies

Private debt strategies continue to gain investor traction, as institutional allocators look to increasingly esoteric ‘alternative’ fixed- income- style products, according to interviews with global and boutique investment consultancies conducted by Private Equity Wire.  

INTERVIEW

Balderton on its largest tech growth fund to date

Balderton on its largest tech growth fund to date

Last week London-based Balderton Capital, which is now actively deploying over USD1 billion in some of Europe’s most prolific breakout companies, announced the launch of a new tech growth fund – their largest in Europe to date. PEW caught up with partner Rana Yared who will manage the fund together with Balderton’s managing partner Bernard Liautaud and general partner David Thévenon.    

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Healthcare drivers that private equity should be aware of

Healthcare drivers that private equity should be aware of

By Chris Gauld, director, Equator – A positive repercussion of Covid-19 has been the massive uptick in the interest in healthy activities and healthy living. Exercise equipment sales in the UK have spiked 5,800 percent during the pandemic, while corporate wellbeing investments, ranging from free gym memberships through to mental health and general wellness services, are on the rise too.