Podcast: In conversation with… Kerry Baldwin, IQ Capital & BVCA
New BVCA chair discusses her priorities for the year ahead, the buoyant environment for venture, how to improve PE's public image, and more
GP Profile: Waterland backs UK with new office
Office opening is part of the GP's plan to increase its deployment and add-on activity in the UK
Welcome aboard: PE recruitment amid coronavirus
PE-focused recruiters and some GPs themselves are figuring out ways to progress recruitment processes, but challenges remain
Pan-European GPs putting feet on the ground in Benelux
Pan-European GPs seek to tap Benelux's burgeoning buyout dealflow by securing talent familiar with the region
Politics and private equity – the revolving doors
François Fillon is the latest in a long line of politicians to make the move to private equity
Value the individual: investing in people-led businesses
With an uptick in the number of people-led business investments, how does PE overcome the risks?
In Profile: Vendis Capital
Vendis co-founder Cedric Olbrechts discusses the advantages of being a sector specialist
The new kings of Nordic private equity
With Axcel still hunting for a new leader, unquote" takes a look at succession in the Nordics
Gresham departures: where are they now?
With around 18 departures from Gresham over the past year or so, unquote" checks where the talent has moved to
Private equity recruiting: changing focus
PE firms are seeking to bolster data analysis rather than investor relations
Private equity’s public impact: Q&A with EVCA chair George Anson
Q&A: George Anson
Lawyers: your most valuable asset?
Lawyers: a valuable asset?
Capital Dynamics loses 10
Unquote” has learned that fund-of-funds Capital Dynamics has seen a number of departures recently, some of which stemmed from the recent closure of its Switzerland-focused investments in clean-tech.
Proskauer Rose poaches three for funds team
Proskauer Rose has poached three private equity fund structuring professionals from rivals Kirkland & Ellis and SJ Berwin in recent days, in anticipation of increased fundraising activity.
PE associations: Passing the torch
European private equity trade bodies are currently facing a management reshuffle, following a couple of difficult years for the industry. As much work was done to curb the most controversial aspects of the AIFM directive and generally promote private...
Private equity: People powered
At the Argentum symposium in Stockholm this week, private equity professionals and academics met to discuss private equity's management methods, highlighting the importance of good people in private equity's success.
Call in the investigators?
In the private equity world, the term due diligence is most often associated with the verification of a target’s financial position and trading prospects. Yet, as it is so often said, private equity is a people business: so who, if anyone, does the...
Recruitment: Tough times poaching top talent
Private equity houses have, it seems, been on a recruitment spree hiring many junior professionals after a two-year lull, as they veer into deal making again and poach top-tier resources from banks. However, they may be in for bumpy ride as banks put...
Q&A: Intermediate on high ground
Deborah Sterescu speaks to Christophe Evain, managing director of ICG, on expectations for recovery and why high-yield is not a long-term threat for mezzanine.
Top Brass Marches Out
Francois Rowell looks at the implications of key-man departures for large buyout firms
Shaken and stirred
The overcommitment policy LPs adopted in the past is gone for good. The industry is waving good-bye to the convenient means of funding future capital calls with future fund distributions
Movers and shakers
Despite the current economic turmoil and subsequent downturn in deal activity, several areas of the private equity industry have witnessed a recruitment boom in the last month. Is this a sign of better things to come? Ashley Wassall reports.
Talent on sale
Until now Nordic buyout houses have been hiring. However, with dealflow now on a trickle, recruitment numbers are expected to cool in the coming months