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.
In this week's podcast, Anu Balasubramanian, partner at international law firm Paul Hastings, shares her views on whether US/European cross border M&A deal making will continue its upward trajectory, her outlook on the US economic recovery and what that will mean for European PE.
In this week's podcast, Sunaina Sinha, managing partner at Cebile Capital, discusses the findings of the firm's recent survey of 100 global LPs, including how LPs have shifted their modus operandi in 2020, who the winners are in terms of allocation flow during the pandemic, and the fact that 51 per cent of LPs expect to increase commitments to private equity in 2021.
In this week's podcast, Mark Yusko – founder, chief investment officer and managing director of Morgan Creek Capital Management – discusses why, in his view, SPACs are now replacing the traditional Series C, D and E rounds, how retail investors could tap into previously 'hard to access' late-stage growth PE with the help of SPAC vehicles, and his take on the viability of the SPAC craze.
With the financial services sector having experienced a lot of consolidation recently, Private Equity Wire sat down with Hugh Elwes (pictured), managing director of Stephens Europe, to talk about financial services M&A and why the sector is so busy at the moment.
In this week's podcast, Private Equity Wire hears from Andrew Bernstein, senior managing director and head of private equity at Capital Dynamics, on why some managers able to meet their fundraising targets despite the pandemic, while others are struggling to reach their targets, and why firms with proprietary sourcing capabilities might be better positioned to take advantage of liquidity-based opportunities at the moment?