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.
Allßequitz backing for the heart pump developer also comes from Beteiligungsmanagement Thüringen
Deal is VC's sixth investment from its Deep-tech Fund
GP is currently investing via its Partech Entrepreneur Fund III and Paris Saclay Seed Fund
Fund targets European companies with expansion and growth plans in the Chinese market