Calling in the specialists

The Unquote Private Equity Podcast is back this week to discuss how specialist and venture funds fare in the current climate, following a roundup of the action at the latest Unquote Nordic Private Equity Forum. Oscar Geen hosts research manager Gareth Morgan in the studio, while Katharine Hidalgo visits the Octopus Investments offices to talk all things venture with Alliott Cole and Richard Court.

Cloudy with a chance of slowdown

The Unquote Private Equity Podcast returns after the summer break eager to get our teeth into activity figures for the first six months of 2019. But some lacklustre growth and relentless Brexit uncertainty herald gloomy times ahead. Oscar Geen hosts editor Greg Gille, and reporters Katharine Hidalgo, Francesca Veronesi and Alessia Argentieri, with special guest Merrick McKay, head of private equity in Europe at Aberdeen Standard Investments

Allocate Special

The team takes a glimpse into the future of European private equity by catching up on the all the hot topics to come out of Unquote’s international fundraising event Allocate. Oscar Geen hosts Gareth Morgan, Katharine Hidalgo, Francesca Veronesi and special guest Frode Odegard, chair and CEO at the Post-Lean Institute.

Generation game

With millennials now making up the bulk of new entrants in private equity, the expectations of these young professionals can sometimes be at odds with the industry's prevailing culture. Oscar Geen hosts Unquote editor Greg Gille – who spoke with special guest Gail McManus, managing director of private equity recruitment firm PER, about how PE must adapt to secure a prosperous workforce.

Sector selectors

Sector specialisation has grown in prominence among private equity players in recent years, as mid-market investors seek to differentiate themselves to attract prospective LPs. Kenny Wastell hosts research manager Gareth Morgan and news editor Oscar Geen, while Oscar speaks with special guest Janet Brooks, managing director at Monument Group, about standing out in the crowd.

Karmic balance sheets

The team explores developments in the impact investment space, with brand-name GPs entering the fray and convergence in reporting standards. Oscar Geen hosts Greg Gille and Gareth Morgan, while Kenny Wastell speaks to special guest Michele Giddens, co-founder and partner at Bridges Fund Management.

Ready, debt set, go

Unquote’s podcast team has been speaking with your creditors, and getting the low-down on private debt. Kenny Wastell hosts Oscar Geen and Unquote editor Greg Gille, with a special interview between Oscar and Certior Capital partner Timo Hara.

Sotheby's to PEbay

The Unquote team goes window shopping to find out what's on offer in today's private equity secondary market. Oscar Geen hosts Gareth Morgan, Denise Ko Genovese and special guest Immanuel Rubin, partner at placement agent Campbell Lutyens.

Training a PE heavyweight

In another fundraising special, the team looks at what it takes to successfully build a brand in the currently crowded and heavily bifurcated market. Oscar Geen hosts Denise Ko Genovese, Kenny Wastell and special guest Mounir "Moose" Guen, CEO of global placement agent MVision Private Equity Advisers.

European tour

The team hits the road, taking in trips to IPEM and SuperReturn to catch up on all the hottest topics in European private equity. Kenny Wastell hosts Oscar Geen, Greg Gille and special guest Michael Collins, CEO of Invest Europe.

Crypto craze

The Unquote team decodes the intricacies of securitised token offerings and explores what role they might play in the future of venture capital. Kenny Wastell hosts Oscar Geen, Denise Ko Genovese, Gareth Morgan and special guest Ryan Hanley, managing director at token investment platform TokenMarket.

Dual speed ahead

The pod navigates the bifurcation in private equity fundraising, with large-cap and brand-name GPs raising faster than smaller and less established players. Oscar Geen hosts Kenny Wastell, Gareth Morgan and special guest Karl Adam, managing director at placement agent Monument Group.

Minority report

The Unquote Precogs envision private equity's future of non-controlling stakes. Kenny Wastell hosts Oscar Geen, Julian Longhurst and special guest Johnny Colville, managing director in the financial sponsors group at Houlihan Lokey.

High-water marks and PE larks

Kenny Wastell hosts Oscar Geen, Gareth Morgan, Julian Longhurst, Francesca Veronesi and Chris Papadopoullos for the second instalment of the Unquote podcast 2018 roundup. The panel discusses the upcoming Annual Buyout Review, the Nordic region's record year, and sums up activity in the DACH, Benelux and CEE regions.

From Brexit fears to France and Italy's record years

Oscar Geen hosts Greg Gille, Kenny Wastell, Francesca Veronesi and Alessia Argentieri for the first of an introductory two-part special. With political upheaval and contrasting trends on the menu, the team discusses 2018's hot topics across European private equity starting with general key takeaways before focusing on the UK, France and southern Europe

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