In the second video of Unquote’s Lockdown series, Joe Topley, head of European funds at Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan (OTPP), shares his LP perspective on the current state of the private equity market.
Topley joined Denise Ko Genovese to talk about falling valuations and the lack of visibility in portfolios, getting comfortable with meeting first-time managers on video call, and more.
Investors were expecting significant distributions to come out of their portfolios this year and since those won’t be anywhere to be seen for the next 12-18 months, some LPs are facing the prospect of a significant liquidity squeeze, he said. Topley also shared his concern that some GPs may end up investing in sub-optimal deals in a push to deploy capital, and warned fellow LPs to be suitably vigilant.
Second vehicle will be larger than its predecessor, which closed on €843m in March 2010
Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures (DvH Ventures) has announced the launch of its first Digital Health fund, which has held a first close on €60m.
Sale ends a three-year holding period for Astorg, which acquired a 75% stake in the company from Xenon PE
Acquisition of Germany-based x-ray equipment and software was backed by senior debt from ApoBank