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.  

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Can private equity firms seize a leadership role in the rising movement toward stakeholder capitalism?

Can private equity firms seize a leadership role in the rising movement toward stakeholder capitalism?

By Kyle Burrell, US FSO Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP – Over the years, private equity fund managers have bolstered their firms’ reputations as the asset class of choice for investors, building strong value for their portfolio companies and fuelling job growth across a wide swath of industries.

NEWS

EQT Ventures backs Vev

EQT Ventures backs Vev

EQT Ventures has led a EUR5 million seed funding round into Vev — a visual editor for content creators to build and launch interactive websites.

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Coming out of the storm: Increasing PE optimism in later 2021

Coming out of the storm: Increasing PE optimism in later 2021

By Melanie Pittas, partner and co-head of financial services & Karen Allan, director, haysmacintyre – The private equity industry faced a number of challenges during the pandemic, with the majority of these arising from one underlying issue: uncertainty. These challenges included valuations, investor pessimism and a downturn in investment activity.

PODCAST

Ex-Slack exec April Underwood on fundraising virtually

Ex-Slack exec April Underwood on fundraising virtually

In this week's podcast, Private Equity Wire chats to former Slack Chief Product Officer April Underwood (pictured), whose 'local retail' ecommerce platform Nearby recently raised USD21 million in a Series A funding round, about the process of raising money in today's virtual environment, her experience of conducting meetings and building relationships virtually, and why she decided to raise money now.