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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.

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Earth Capital’s Avent Bezuidenhoudt on investing in water

Earth Capital’s Avent Bezuidenhoudt on investing in water

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.