While at IPEM 2020 in Cannes at the end of January, Unquote's Denise Ko Genovese spoke to Coller Capital partner Francois Aguerre. Aguerre explained why co-investments will likely remain a preferable option for large LPs as opposed to ramping up direct investing activities – not least because of the struggle to attract and retain top talent when competing with PE firms. He also shared his thoughts on the continued growth of the secondaries space.
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