Global private equity and venture capital news and research


29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Dr Hellmut Kirchner, Co-Founder and Managing Director, VCM Capital Management $

Dr Hellmut Kirchner on due diligence, arrogant fund managers and on why VCM Capital Management started raising its second mezzanine fund of funds straight after closing the first.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Thomas Kubr, a Managing Director and the Chief Executive of Capital Dynamics $

Thomas Kubr on ideal portfolio composition, on giving GPs enough freedom to adjust their strategies to changing market conditions, and on mega versus smaller buy-out funds.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Philippe Poggioli, Partner, Access Capital Partners $

Philippe Poggioli explains how Access Capital Partners puts together its portfolios. He says that to him discipline is the most important quality of a general partner because they have to remain cool-headed and withhold from investments when the climate is not right.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profilea: Carsten Schmeding (managing director), Mark Lippert and Mathias Radeck (both investment directors), Equity Partners $

Carsten Schmeding, Mark Lippert and Mathias Radeck on Equity Partners┬┤ approach to private equity investing, on the advantage of being a direct investor into companies as well as a fund investor, and on how you can further differentiate yourself as an institutional investor in the current environment.

29 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Ralph Aerni, Head of Private Equity, SCM Strategic Capital Management AG $

Ralph Aerni describes in detail what SCM's due diligence process entails, why his firm considers first-time funds and why he thinks it is important to actively involve clients in the process of making investment decisions.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: David Quysner, Chairman, Capital for Enterprise Board $

David Quysner on early stage investing, on the shortage of early stage venture capital in the UK and on how the government's Capital for Enterprise Board is acting as a fund of funds to help close the venture capital industry's equity gap.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: David Hunter, Managing Director, NESTA Investments $

David Hunter on investing in early stage venture capital partnerships in the UK, on NESTA's regional focus and on how his team plans to help the early stage venture capital segment grow.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Sergey Sheshuryak, Partner, Adams Street Partners $

Sergey Sheshuryak on the focus of Adams Street Partners' annual funds of funds, on people matters, on expanding into new territories, on secondaries investing and on the effects of the credit crunch.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Ronan Cunningham, Head of Private Equity, National Pensions Reserve Fund $

Ronan Cunningham on setting up NPRF's private equity programme, on the prospects of venture capital, on the attractiveness of large buy-out funds, and on why access strategies are important when you are a new institutional investor.

28 April 2009

Institutional Investor Profile: Peter Derendinger, Partner and CEO, ALPHA Associates $

Peter Derendinger on Central and Eastern Europe, on managers with a regional focus, on market correction, on the appeal of co-investments and on the dangers of financial engineering.

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