The Unquote team gathers for its first remote podcast, discussing how the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak have disrupted the European private equity landscape.
The private equity industry is shifting its strategy to cope with the deadly coronavirus pandemic, delaying deals and fortifying their portfolios to weather the sharpest downturn in generations. Unquote editor Greg Gille gives an overview of the situation across Europe and later hosts senior reporter Alessia Argentieri and reporter Katharine Hidalgo to hear how GPs have reacted in southern Europe and the UK.
0:00 – Intro
1:29 – General overview
7:53 – Southern Europe in crisis mode
18:28 – UK scrambles to adapt
Note: this episode was recorded and edited prior to the sale process for the UK's Asda falling through as well.
Theme music: ©2012 Kick Up The Fire
Deal is Recover's 23rd acquisition since it was established six years ago, and the third since being acquired by EQT
Gimv formed the climate control business in 2016 by merging Itho Daalderop and Klimaatgarant
Corporate venture arm Shell Ventures leads the round for the IoT energy systems software platform
GP invests in the company via Wisequity V, which closed on its €260m hard-cap in July 2019