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British Patient Capital's Ian Connatty on new GBP375m fund, and the growth of UK and European unicorns…

British Patient Capital's Ian Connatty on new GBP375m fund, and the growth of UK and European unicorns…

Private Equity Wire speaks to Ian Connatty, managing director of funds at British Patient Capital. The conversation centred around BPC´s new GBP375 million ‘Future Fund: Breakthrough,’ how it aims to accelerate the growth of R&D-intensive businesses, and the recent growth of unicorns in the UK and Europe.

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The La Liga deal & PE

The La Liga deal & PE

Private equity firm CVC plans to inject USD3.2 billion in Spain’s La Liga, which covers Spain's top two soccer divisions, in exchange for nearly 11 per cent of its television rights over 50 years, a deal which is currently being contested by two of its heavyweights: Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona.

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LB Equity on high-growth beauty brands

LB Equity on high-growth beauty brands

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.

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Muzinich & Co’s John Clifford on changes in the private debt market

Muzinich & Co’s John Clifford on changes in the private debt market

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.

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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.