Thursday, November 15, 2018

Why the UK economy today is a bit rubbish

One expert assesses the health of the UK economy not through stock markets analysis or GDP data but by what he calls the “Skip Index”.

What private equity has in common with poker

Both private equity and poker have a participant named Markus Golser, and the Vulture knows which one he would rather back.
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Where you’ll find private equity on Love Island

Private equity is an unlikely bedfellow for a dating show but there is a connection between the industry and the sun-kissed television hit.

Don’t worry, the EIF still loves (some of) you

UK private equiteers have been a bit anxious since the Brexit vote as it could mean bon voyage to EIF cheques. But an EIB investment in Scotland offers some comfort.
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Lost in transit: investor relations partners everywhere

Despite decades of constant travel, CVC's outgoing investor relations partner Marc St John is still recognised by his family – he thinks.

One huge downside to working in private equity in France

Paris traffic difficulties have driven one dealmaker in France to take some extreme – and slightly illicit – measures.
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Succession planning not a success with juniors

Considerably less than half of private equity professionals below partner level are happy with their firm's succession plans.

From capital calls to a cappella

EQT Partners' chief digital officer Olof Hernell uses his spectacular singing voice in a five-piece a cappella group.

And the prize for scariest deal goes to…

Some people say all private equity dealmakers are bloodsuckers. These ones come closer than most.
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A private equity firm with a surprisingly modest name

Private equity firms tend to be named after their founders or impressive-sounding bits of the natural world. Not this one.
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