Friday, February 24, 2017

From quarterback to dealmaker

Another sporting icon, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, has been making an impact in the industry.
private equity blackmail

No blackmail please, we’re private equity

Jeremy Coller started a story of a former employee's blackmail bid, but was soon stopped in his tracks.
Danny Mills combines football and private equity

Why ex-footballer Danny Mills is a welcome player in private equity

When the worlds of private equity and football collide, it can only be hoped that the best of both will prevail.
private equity north/south divide Yorkshire

Private equity investor takes a pop at Yorkshire

Real Deals Mid-Market 2017 conference suggested there's some private equity north/south prejudice out there – and in more than one European country.
OpCapita rebrand

OpCapita or Opcapital? This private equity firm should welcome some inadvertent rebranding

Given the damage done to OpCapita’s brand by the Comet deal, getting a new name might be a good idea – even if through a mistake.
Battle of the Billionaires: Trump v Schwarzman

Private equity billionaire Schwarzman versus new boss President Trump

Straight-talking Blackstone chair Schwarzman has found favour with thin-skinned President Trump. What could go wrong?
financiers private equity

Why “financiers” are the perfect cakes for private equity dealmakers

Dealmakers, it seems, have never had enough time to enjoy a good meal.
private equity pay wallet

No private equity pay rises in 2017

Most private equity firms did not raise salaries in 2016 and do not plan to this year either.

Brewdog’s crowdfunding gimmick makes private equity look cautious

Real Deals has kept an eye on the crowdfunding trend for some time now and often pondered the threat it poses to private equity....

Lack of a Brexit plan is the barrier to UK investment that Permira man...

Avid Real Deals readers will be aware that Theresa May has appointed Sir Damon Buffini, formerly of Permira, to chair a review of barriers to...
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