Global private equity and venture capital news and research


7 March 2011

LP Profile: Alan MacKay, Hermes GPE $

AltAssets caught up with Alan MacKay to learn where he and his team see the best return opportunities for the decade ahead and why he feels good about being an LP in today’s global private equity market.

11 December 2010

LP Profile: Sam Robinson, SVG Advisers $

Sam Robinson, head of global investment at UK fund of funds investor SVG Advisers, met up with AltAssets to discuss the return of secondaries, the hazards of Asia, and being optimistic about Europe without being bullish.

Robinson has played a significant role in the creation, investment and portfolio management of all fund of funds managed by SVG Advisers, including the Diamond, Asia and SPEFOF programmes.

23 November 2010

Francois Gamblin , CEO, Secondcap $

Francois Gamblin caught up with AltAssets to discuss new secondaries trading platform SecondaryNet, why attempts at private equity secondary trading platforms have failed in the past, and how to grow the asset class from two per cent of the private equity market to eight per cent in the next few years.

26 October 2010

Investor Profile: Robert Savage, Investment Director, Greenpark Capital $

Robert Savage on the secondaries market during the downturn, the dangers of fire sale fund acquisitions, the strengths of the mid-market, and the predicted $20bn of secondary dealflow in the pipeline as portfolio valuations bounce back.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Charles Soulignac, Managing Partner, Fondinvest Capital $

Charles Soulignac on Fondinvest sticking to its guns by continuing to invest in the lower mid-market, on the proliferation of fund of funds players in recent years, on his concern over secondary buy-outs, and on the value proposition this method of private equity still poses for investors if done correctly.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Katharina Lichtner, Managing Director and Head of Research, Capital Dynamics $

Katharina Lichtner on Capital Dynamics’ bullish stance on secondaries, on the evolution of due diligence processes, on LPs defaulting on capital calls and on the devaluation of private equity portfolio companies.

10 May 2010

Investor Profile: David Currie, CEO of SL Capital $

David Currie on how SL Capital’s portfolio has weathered the economic storm, the firm’s increasing allocation to secondaries, the growing popularity of the mid-market, and what the trend for LPs to make direct investments means for LPs and GPs.

23 June 2009

Investor Profile: George Anson, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners, UK $

George Anson on emerging private equity markets, the tough fundraising environment and the benefits of getting professional investment advice.

2 June 2009

Investor Profile: Lorenzo Lorenzotti, Managing Director, ACG Private Equity $

Lorenzo Lorenzotti on the lack of industry-focused private equity funds in Europe, on ACG expanding its investor base out to the US and the Middle East, on the benefit of using placement agents, and on the difficult fundraising environment.

26 May 2009

Investor Profile: Sam Robinson, Director of Private Equity, SVG Advisers $

SVG Advisers was established in 2001 with the key objective of providing solutions and innovative structures for investing in private equity or public equity using private equity techniques.

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