Greg Gille caught up with Hamilton Lane's head of EMEA, Jim Strang, at the IPEM conference in Cannes on 29 January. Strang shared his insights on the key trends facing private markets. He discussed the performance of private equity versus public markets and some of the key challenges the buoyant fundraising environment has created for investors – such as rising valuations and the risk of strategy drift.
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