Private Equity Wire is joined by Thomas Ballard, CEO of Market Hill, to talk about digital transformation within the private equity space. Ballard explains what digital transformation actually means for private equity firms and what best practices look like when it comes to structuring efficient systems and new ways of working.
In this podcast, Private Equity Wire speaks to Randy Schwimmer (pictured), head of senior lending origination and capital markets at Churchill Asset Management, about capital markets, deal trends and the current private equity middle-market lending environment.
In this podcast, Private Equity Wire speaks to New York-based growth equity firm LB Equity, a firm that invests in high-growth beauty and wellness brands, about sustainability themes within the beauty space. Founded in 2012, LB Equity is led by co-founders Jay Lucas (pictured), a former partner at Bain & Company, and Karen Ballou, who used to work for Redken and Elizabeth Arden.
In this 5th and final podcast of the series, Steven Unzicker, Founder of ANZU Research, SEI’s Ross Ellis and Michael Neumann, Head of AI Quantitative Strategies and Partner at Arabesque, discuss how the decentralised model - as characterised by Uber and Airbnb – could inform the future of fund management.
Africa is the second-fastest-growing region in the world after Asia and home to six of the fastest-growing economies worldwide. According to AVCA, the total number of VC deals in Africa hit a six-year record high with a total of 139 VC deals worth USD1.4 billion in 2019 alone.
Companies hit hard by the pandemic may be attractive targets for SPAC vehicles. In this podcast Private Equity Wire speaks to Nina Kelleher, director at US-based advisory firm EisnerAmper, about some trending themes surrounding SPACs & PE, probing her outlook regarding the growth trajectory of SPACs.
In this Private Equity Wire podcast, we catch up with private debt expert John Clifford, co-head of the UK private debt team at Muzinich & Co, to talk about some of the reasons why private debt is currently taking market share away from banks and how the private debt market is evolving, as well as why small companies, that would in the past have been more of a VC target, might now look to private debt instead.
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.
In this podcast, Private Equity Wire speaks to global private equity group Earth Capital’s investment director Avent Bezuidenhoudt about why investors should care more about water related issues, what can be done to encourage sustainable water-related investments, and which geographies will need to invest in water to offset climate change related risks.
In this week's podcast, Priya Karkar, investor relations representative at secondaries-focused firm Kline Hill Partners, talks about fundraising in the ‘new business normal’ and how LP sentiment regarding committing to private funds has evolved since the onset of the global pandemic more than a year ago.