Gordon Bajnai, the chair of Campbell Lutyens' global advisory board, spoke to Greg Gille about LP appetite for European opportunities and where he sees challenges for GPs on the fundraising trail. In this interview, filmed at the IPEM conference in Cannes on 23 January, Bajnai also discussed the inexorable rise of GP-led secondaries and why these transactions are here to stay.
Held in Cannes over 22-24 January, Ipem gathered more than 1,900 industry participants to network and discuss the latest trends affecting the global private equity industry.
Charcoal and natural additives company saw final bids from two banks and one direct lender
VCs including the Swiss Entrepreneurs Fund, BtoV and Ringier Digital Ventures also participated
Around 40 existing and new LPs, including British Patient Capital and the EIF, participated
Fund will invest in buyouts, recapitalisations and carve-outs of both profitable and underperforming businesses