Friday, February 24, 2017

Q&A: Anne Fossemalle, EBRD & Graham Cope, EIF

The private equity model’s capacity for generating profit is broadly acknowledged, but at a time when public purse strings are tight and value for money under scrutiny, the impact that the asset class can have beyond the bottom line is now being recognised.

Daniel Sasaki, Mayfair Equity Partners

The firm's founding partner reflects on a debut fundraise and building a new team from scratch.

In conversation with: Grant Berry, NorthEdge Capital

The former LDC man talks regional dealmaking, fundraising and dealing with LP rejection.

Dominique Gaillard, Ardian

Congratulations on the recent fundraise. To what do you attribute the firm’s appeal to LPs? Our investors appreciate our very regular levels of profitability, the transparency with which we give them our figures, and the fact that we report a lot to them. The second aspect is strategy. Our policy for many years now has been to have a very clear idea in advance of what we are going to do with assets.

Why Deals Fail & How to Rescue Them

Cass Business School professor Scott Moeller and EY corporate financiers Michel Driessen and Anna Faelten are authors of Why Deals Fail, an examination of the most common mistakes made in M&A. Moeller and Driessen explain where private equity firms can improve, the importance of due diligence and why price is the easiest element of a deal to fix.

Q&A: Vanessa Totah, DC Advisory

DC Advisory associate director Vanessa Totah tells Real Deals about what persuaded her to start working in financial advisory and how to be successful in a competitive industry.

Q&A: David Milner, chief executive Tyrrells

David Milner joined Tyrrells six years ago. He talks to Real Deals about taking a British brand overseas, the reasons behind the artisan food boom and why his advertising budget is one of the smallest in the industry.

Ian Brown, Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking

Lloyds' head of acquisition finance reflects on his ten years at the bank.

Caroline Dent, ECI Partners

Caroline Dent was promoted to partner at the UK mid-market firm earlier this month.

Q&A: Michael Petersen, Cross Equity Partners

Michael Petersen was one of the founders of 3i’s Swiss office before launching Cross Equity Partners. He speaks about the benefits of operating in Switzerland and how German-speaking Europe has retained its status as an industrial powerhouse in a globalising world.
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