Created with Sketch.
Private Equity Talks
31 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
What has corporate governance got to do with it?
Real Deals speaks to Susan Fadil and Bill Prew, (JTC), and James Newman, (Perform Due Diligence), on the importance of having corporate governance at the top of the business agenda.
33 minutes | Dec 9, 2021
Talking tech transformation
Following on from the Tech Transformation Survey, in partnership with IQ-EQ, The Drawdown brought together a select group of PE and VC tech practitioners to discuss the findings and latest developments in private equity operating technology. Joining the discussion are: Mike Brogan of Hg Chase Paxton of NGP Energy Capital Management Stephen Lile of Oxbridge Capital Partners Petros Farah of Vickers Venture Partners Hugh Stacey of IQ-EQ.
13 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
Substance and fund formation
Real Deals editor Talya Misiri speaks with Elliot Refson, head of funds at Jersey Finance, about substance rules and what funds need to consider.
26 minutes | Nov 26, 2021
Managing a successful carve out
Real Deals editor Talya Misiri speaks with Rutland Partners partner David Wardrop and HCC CEO Julian Aitken about how the carve-out of HCC was navigated and how value creation opportunities were identified and executed.
18 minutes | Oct 28, 2021
Mental health as a value driver
N4 Partners joins Real Deals to explore how mental wellbeing and human performance can be an important value creation driver in private equity
35 minutes | Oct 15, 2021
Private debt’s next stage of maturity
Alice Murray speaks to Treabhor Mac Eochaidh, Executive Director at MUFG Investor Services, Head of Debt Services, who takes us on a journey through space and time, beginning with the asset class’s early days following the retrenchment of the banks in response to the 2008 downturn. We explore the ways in which direct lending has developed across different regions: in the US, Europe and APAC. And we consider the market’s current condition; with the onset of advanced technologies, big data and continued demand from investors.
37 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
The “green-boom”: the reality of ESG post-pandemic
Is it the end of the “green-boom”? Real Deals is joined by Richard Burrett, chief sustainability officer at Earth Capital and Sharadiya Dasgupta, founding partner at Blue Dot Capital, to discuss ESG reporting during and post-pandemic and whether maintaining regulatory ESG activity is sustainable.
15 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
Debt in the post-COVID world
Lending activity has rebounded strongly following COVID disruption, with borrowers once again able to secure favourable pricing and attractive terms in a competitive market. In a recent roundtable hosted by Real Deals a panel of lenders and advisers discussed the drivers behind the recovery, how lenders are navigating competitive situations to find value and the outlook for debt markets over the next 12 to 18 months.
28 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
The convergence of PE and VC
Real Deals looks at the broader implications of the converging private capital market.
22 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Creating value through innovation and green initiatives
In a recent podcast, Real Deals spoke to Rutland Partners investment director Jason Birt and Woodall Nicholson CTO John Randerson on creating value through innovation and green energy initiatives at the portfolio company.
44 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Maturing private debt market
Real Deals’ roundtable explored private debt's emergent role in a post-pandemic market. Here are some of the key themes that were discussed. Market growth Debt funds vs banks ESG
17 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
SFDR: What investors really think
Real Deals is joined by Eve Ellis, partner at Ropes and Gray, and Dani Williams, senior principal consultant and ESG advisory team member at ACA Group, to discuss the challenges GPs and LPs are facing with the new SFDR regulation, how investors have reacted and what to expect from Level 2 in 2022.
16 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Fundraising: Then vs Now
Kirkland & Ellis Nordic Capital Aztec Group FSN Capital Campbell Lutyens A group of experts discussing the impact of Covid-19 on current fundraising, remote fund launches, fund structuring and set up, investor onboarding in the current climate and the difference between pre and post-pandemic fundraising.
15 minutes | May 20, 2021
Due Diligence Roundtable: Integrated assessments
In a recent roundtable hosted by Real Deals, a group of due diligence professionals and fund managers discussed the evolution of DD in the last year and how DD assessments have a vital role to play in value creation. Armstrong CG Consultancy Confidas People JTC Group onefourzero Group RPS Group WA Communications
31 minutes | May 18, 2021
The rise of sector specialism
Do GPs need to specialise to stand out or can firms can still succeed in the current market as generalist investors?
35 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Do we even need standardisation? (Part 2 of 2)
Mike Dickey, head of product development MUFG Investor Services and Hamish Mair, managing director and head of the private equity team, BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA), examine the impact of initiatives such as the ILPA template on reporting, the ways in which information is disseminated, new technologies and what total standardisation would mean for LPs.
20 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Importance of Leadership Due Diligence
Real Deals speaks to Matthew Finnie, Chief Technology Officer of Drax on the increasing appetite for portfolio company management diligence
24 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Do we even need standardisation? (Part 1 of 2)
Mike Dickey, head of product development MUFG Investor Services and Hamish Mair, managing director and head of the private equity team, BMO Global Asset Management (EMEA), discuss the challenges of moving away from Excel and PDFs; the proliferation of side-letters and their impact on reporting and transparency, and ways in which technological solutions are helping.
8 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
Fit For Purpose
Private equity dealmakers have adjusted to lockdown restrictions and continued to close transactions at pace. Lenders have responded in kind and demonstrated an ongoing willingness to structure and execute financing to meet the requirements of their clients. Annual ABL Roundtable hosted by Real Deals, lenders, and advisers discuss how the ABL offer has fared through the pandemic period and what ABL lenders can bring to the table to deliver for private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies.
22 minutes | Apr 9, 2021
The Evolving Secondaries Market
Secondaries are here to stay in 2021. While the exit market remains comparatively slow to exit levels pre-Covid, it is expected that secondaries will remain a preferred option for GPs and LPs alike. The secondary market bounced back fairly quickly after the first lockdown last year, with GP-led situations being particularly popular. This year, GP-leds, in particular, are expected to be an option of choice again, both for LPs who want liquidity and their GP counterparts who don’t yet want to sell the portfolio companies at a suboptimal time in the market for valuations. Secondaries funds have had to adapt and in the past 12 months, and we have continued to see this segment of the market remains resilient and continuously evolving. In this roundtable, we will discuss: the response of the secondaries market to the pandemic, the growth in GP-led solutions, the evolution of the market, and predictions on the next big thing for secondaries.
Terms of Service
Do Not Sell My Personal Information
© Stitcher 2022