Thursday, October 18, 2018

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.
graham elton

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.
olivier millet

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.

Q&A: Bal Johal and Ian Wallis, MML Capital

MML Capital’s managing partners Bal Johal and Ian Wallis explain why the industry needs to cast its net wider when searching for talent and how a bespoke approach to dealmaking has helped them to stand out from the crowd.

How Waterland prepared ahead of its new €2bn fund

MVision worked with Waterland on its recent €2bn fund close. CEO Mounir Guen discusses the reasons for LP interest in the fund.
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