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
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