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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.

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.

29 September 2009

Investor Profile: Mirja Lehmler-Brown, Investment Director, Scottish Widows Investment Partnership $

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) is one of Europe's largest asset management companies and part of Lloyds Banking Group. Managing funds worth £77.25bn (€90bn), the firm has a broad product range which includes an allocation to private equity funds.

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.

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