With private equity fund managers raising more than €120bn in the first half of 2021 alone, it seems appetite for the asset class has never been more abundant.
That being said, a massive amount of that capital was raised by a small number of heavy-hitters, indicating the oft-remarked bifurcation in the market was not corrected by the pandemic's disruption.
Unquote editor Greg Gille welcomes Alessia Argentieri onto the pod to talk about European PE fundraising on a macro level. Argentieri also spoke with Marc Wursdorfer, head of UBS's private funds group, to get his take on not just buyout strategies, but secondaries and venture fundraising as well.
0:00 – Intro
2:34 – How funds fared in 2020
5:09 – LP appetites
7:55 – Interview with Marc Wursdorfer
25:08 – Optimism in the market
Theme music: ©2012 Kick Up The Fire
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