Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Q&A: James Blake, Growth Capital Partners

Growth Capital Partners closed its fourth fund beyond target at £205m. Managing partner James Blake discusses the raise, navigating Brexit and proving the firm’s integrated finance model.

MVision’s Mounir Guen says private equity structures will change as the industry grows

MVision's founder explains why private equity structures will have to change as investment in the asset class grows and why managers raising smaller funds are facing challenges.

Rishi Khosla explains how OakNorth is disrupting debt markets

In a market dominated by well-established commercial banks and debt funds, OakNorth is offering sponsors and growing businesses an alternative source of leveraged finance.
Digital Virgo

Q&A: Gérard Pluvinet and François Barbier, 21 Centrale Partners

How did 21 Centrale first find out about Digital Virgo? How was the deal originate? Pluvinet: Digital Virgo is led by founder Eric Peyre, who...

Q&A: Chris Merry, Ipes

Ipes has almost tripled its assets under administration since 2012 and doubled the number of clients it works with. Chief executive Chris Merry explains how technology has underpinned the company’s rise.

Q&A: David Silver, Baird

Baird has grown market share and impressed sponsors with its sector expertise. Head of European investment banking David Silver discusses Baird's progress.
Primary Capital

Q&A: Rob Foreman, Primary Capital

Primary Capital’s exit of Leisure Pass Group, the UK Mid-cap Deal of the Year at the 2017 Private Equity Awards, generated a 7x money return and 68% IRR for investors. Primary’s Rob Foreman discusses the deal.
Mark Wignall Mobeus private equity fund close

Q&A: Mark Wignall and Ashley Broomberg, Mobeus Equity Partners

Two partners at Mobeus Equity Partners discuss the process of raising the firm's first £140m institutional private equity fund.
digital due diligence

Q&A: Fleur Hicks, One Four Zero

One Four Zero’s Fleur Hicks speaks to Real Deals about why digital due diligence has emerged as an independent work stream and the value it can add for dealmakers.

The Big Interview: Mario Giannini, Hamilton Lane

The chief executive of Hamilton Lane reflects on the firm's recent IPO, the perils of co-investment and early encounters with Stephen Schwarzman.
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