In the latest addition to PEWire's 'New Normal' Q&A series Dave Tayeh (pictured), head of private equity, North America, at Investcorp shares his views on the current deal environment, the role of the private equity industry in the recovery as well as its timeline, how the low interest rates are affecting company valuations at the moment, and how the large amounts of dry powder might be deployed in years to come.
The New Normal
By Purva Aggarwal – US-based global investing firm Capria Ventures made its second investment in Latin America during the pandemic in January, with Mexican VC fund Angel Ventures. The Mexico City-based firm invests in entrepreneurs across Latin America, with a particular focus on Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru.
"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.
"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.
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.
“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.
“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.