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17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Rory Earley, CEO and CIO, Capital for Enterprise Limited $

Capital for Enterprise Limited negotiated the UK Innovation Investment Fund’s commitment to investment manager Hermes as part of the government’s drive to support young British businesses. With this partnership freshly secured, Rory Earley met with AltAssets to shed light on bridging the UK’s equity gap, ensuring the newly launched UK Innovation Investment Fund helps businesses in this country, the performance of government-backed venture funding and learning from past investment mistakes.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Janna Laudato, Managing Director, Hauser Capital Markets $

Janna Laudato on the attractiveness of mezzanine in the current debt-deficient climate, on the draw of investing in the middle-market over larger funds, and on the benefits of having dry powder during and after the type of downturn we have just witnessed.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Hannes Ambacher and Henry Owainati of Global Private Equity $

Hannes Ambacher and Henry Owainati on the narrowing bid-ask spread in the secondary market an subsequent effect on returns, on Central and Eastern Europe and why it offers a fertile environment for private equity, and on the return of institutional investors’ appetite for investing in the asset class.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Varun Sood, Founder and Managing General Partner, Capvent $

Varun Sood on Indian private equity and its underserved opportunity, on the requisite qualities the country possesses that will foster the asset class, and on the different approach western institutional investors must adopt when investing there.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Sven Soderblom and Rod Evison of CDC $

CDC is the UK’s development finance institution. Owned by the UK government’s Department for International Development, CDC provide capital to invest in private equity funds in emerging markets, with a particular emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. By supporting the private sector, CDC contributes to long-term poverty reduction in developing countries.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Markus Ableitinger, Director, Capital Dynamics $

Markus Ableitinger on private equity fund investment in Asia, the development of Vietnam and on ratchet and performance provisions in the Chinese media.

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: Duran Curis, Managing Director, Drum Capital $

Duran Curis on the interest in the special situations space, on the reason distressed debt investing is more attractive than the secondary market, and on the difficulty of applying a pan-European approach.

17 August 2010

Investor Profile: Sipilä Samuli, Managing Director, Pohjola Private Equity Funds $

Sipilä Samuli on investing in the European lower mid-market, on the value of fund placement agents and on investors’ nous for putting money into funds now for attractive vintages.

26 May 2010

LP Profile: Jamie Ebersole, SL Capital Partners $

Jamie Ebersole, director at the US office of UK fund of funds investor SL Capital, talks to AltAssets about the American private equity industry’s recovery from the financial crisis, the shifting balance of power between LPs and GPs, the potential impact of regulatory uncertainty in the US, and why everybody’s watching the mid-market in 2011.

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