Unquote interviews Sam Kay from Travers Smith, finalist in the Law Firm Of The Year – Fund Structuring category for the 2020 British Private Equity Awards.
Partner Sam Kay says fundraising remained resilient under lockdown this year, but that a number of these processes had started prior to the Covid-19 crisis. Another key focus point for Travers Smith over recent months has been fund financing, and more generally portfolio management for funds.
Kay argues that, rather than being a short-term adaptation to the coronavirus restrictions, the new methods developed to continue fundraising could become the new normal for private equity.
Multi-family office has seen strong appetite, with investor base growing since 2016 to more than 90 family offices, Meiping Yap told Unquote
Sponsor deploys Permira VIII to ride new wave of take-privates; Blackstone commits GBP 200m in financing for UK-based CRO
Sponsor acquired the public software group in July 2017 via the same-year vintage Partners Group Global Value 2017
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