The New Normal

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.

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"The current macro disruption is ongoing, and it’s not yet clear when it will end" – Q&A with Michael Kalb, co-founder and managing partner of Navaid Equity Partners

"The current macro disruption is ongoing, and it’s not yet clear when it will end" – Q&A with Michael Kalb, co-founder and managing partner of Navaid Equity Partners

Navaid Equity Partners was founded in Fort Lauderdale (pictured), Florida in July this year to invest in quality businesses in solid industries where there’s potential for growth in the underlying business, but where the business is facing some external type of disruption. The firm focuses on small to medium sized businesses with revenue up to USD 500 million in industries with strong fundamentals and future growth potential.

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Supporting strong management teams and viable British businesses: Q&A with Stuart Blair and Stewart Haworth, directors of debt finance at OakNorth Bank

Supporting strong management teams and viable British businesses: Q&A with Stuart Blair and Stewart Haworth, directors of debt finance at OakNorth Bank

OakNorth Bank is sector-agnostic, focusing mainly on lower mid-market businesses and established property developers/investors, and is active throughout England with offices in London, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and East Anglia.

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“The oil price war and pandemic has brought unprecedented instability” – Q&A with Phillip A Gayle Jr, Andros Capital Partners

“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.

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“This could be the call to arms which the industry has been waiting for” - Q&A with Michael Johnson, Crestbridge

“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.