Why Capstone launched in London post-Brexit

Capstone’s Managing Partner Louis de Saint-Marcq and Associate Partner Lucien Cipollone discuss the firm’s reasons for launching in London post-Brexit and the balance of power in the fundraising market.

Q&A: Chris Merry, Ipes chief executive

A few weeks before Apex Group's acquisition of Ipes, chief executive Chris Merry sat down with Real Deals to discuss how the business has grown with the private equity industry and why buyout firms just love to back fund administrators.

Grant Paul-Florence, Octopus Investments

Grant Paul-Florence, head of Intermediate Capital at Octopus Investments, discusses the benefits of a debt-and-equity strategy in the "neglected" UK lower mid-market.

Fond-ICO: Inside Spain’s state-backed fund of funds

ICO president Pablo Zalba discusses the €1.5bn Fond-ICO Global fund of funds and new private equity initiatives that his institution is working on.
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Bain & Co’s verdict on the current state of private equity

Graham Elton, head of Bain & Co’s EMEA private equity practice, discusses the benefits of long-hold funds and the rise of exit committees.

Q&A: Ian Howard, Neotas

Neotas has applied law enforcement, cyber security and military expertise to its unique referencing system.

Q&A: Fleur Hicks, Onefourzero

Digital diligence firm Onefourzero delivers data-driven reports that offer investors a deep-dive view across a range of areas.
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Olivier Millet has high hopes for France’s private equity industry

Olivier Millet, head of Eurazeo PME and chairman of the newly rebranded trade body France Invest, believes the election of Emmanuel Macron has reinvigorated the French business community.

Hostage negotiator Richard Mullender’s top tips

Richard Mullender served as a hostage negotiator with London Metropolitan Police and led training at the National Hostage and Crisis Unit at Scotland Yard. He will be speaking at the Real Deals Mid-Market Private Equity conference later this month.
Alain Kinsch EY

Q&A: Alain Kinsch, EY

Country managing partner of EY in Luxembourg and head of the private equity fund practice in EMEIA Alain Kinsch discusses the transformation of Luxembourg’s private equity market.
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