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The Unquote team is here twice a month to discuss all the hot topics in European private equity and venture capital

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The Unquote team is here twice a month to discuss all the hot topics in European private equity and venture capital

    8: Ipem 2020 highlights

    8: Ipem 2020 highlights

    In this highlights episode, we bring you the most interesting talking points from our interviews at international private equity conference Ipem 2020, held in Cannes between 28-30 January. 
    You can watch the complete interviews on our website, using the links in the optional summary below…
    Featured on this pod:
    Ivan Vercoutere, Managing Partner and Head of Private Equity, LGT Capital
    Maggie Loo, Partner, Bridges Fund Management
    Dominique Gaillard, Chair, France Invest
    Helen Steers, Partner, Pantheon
    Patricia Miller Zollar, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
    Johanna Barr, Managing Director, Advent International
    Nicholas Brooks, Head of Economic and Investment Research, Intermediate Capital Group
    All the interviews can be found here (https://www.unquote.com/tag/unquote-videos) …
    France Invest chair Dominique Gaillard on responsible investing (https://www.unquote.com/unquote/analysis/3018081/ipem-tv-2020-france-invest-chairman-dominique-gaillard-on-esg)
    Helen Steers discusses gender diversity in PE (https://www.unquote.com/unquote/analysis/3018138/ipem-tv-2020-helen-steers-discusses-gender-diversity-in-pe)
    Neuberger Berman's Patricia Miller Zollar on first-time funds (https://www.unquote.com/unquote/analysis/3018062/ipem-tv-2020-neuberger-bermans-patricia-miller-zollar-on-first-time-funds)
    Advent's Johanna Barr on navigating fund pitches (https://www.unquote.com/unquote/analysis/3018108/ipem-tv-2020-advents-johanna-barr-on-navigating-fund-pitches)
    ICG’s Nicholas Brooks on prospects of recession (https://www.unquote.com/unquote/analysis/3018090/ipem-tv-2020-icg-s-nicholas-brooks-on-prospects-of-recession)

    • 14 min
    7: Review/Preview

    7: Review/Preview

    As we enter the roaring twenties, Unquote looks back at 2019's private equity activity, which endured myriad political flash points to consistently sustain its growth. Greg hosts the entire Unquote editorial team to glean their expert insight on their covered regions. 
    We had a lot to cover, so please use the handy timecode below to skip to the areas you're most interested in!
    1.38 – European overview
    6.40 – UK & Ireland
    11.19 – DACH
    15.14 – Nordic
    19:57 – France
    24.18 – Benelux
    27.00 – Southern Europe
    31.15 – Central & eastern Europe
    Theme music: ©2012 Kick Up The Fire

    • 34 min
    6: Craving carve-outs

    6: Craving carve-outs

    With competition fierce for most high-quality vanilla assets, corporate carve-outs and spinoffs have enjoyed something of a resurgence as GPs seek to take the road less travelled when it comes to origination. To discuss the topic in further detail, editor Greg Gille hosts Francesca Veronesi, Julian Longhurst and Katharine Hidalgo, and special guest Tristan Nagler, managing director at Aurelius.
    0:00 – Intro
    0:48 – Prevalence of carve-outs
    7:13 – Interview with Tristan Nagler
    17:16 – UK opportunities
    Theme music: ©2012 Kick Up The Fire

    • 20 min
    5: Taking stock

    5: Taking stock

    Public-to-private acquisitions have enjoyed a boom due to high valuations in the private markets and political volatility. But plucking these fruits from the stock markets is fraught with difficulties. Senior reporter Alessia Argentieri hosts our P2P special with Greg Gille, Katharine Hidalgo and Julian Longhurst, featuring an interview with Christian Hess of Investec.
    0:00 – Intro
    1:25 – Attractive valuations and a P2P frenzy
    6:52 – Interview with Investec's Christian Hess
    12:42 – Challenges and risks
    Theme music: ©2012 Kick Up The Fire

    • 22 min
    4: Nothing ventured, nothing gained

    4: Nothing ventured, nothing gained

    Venture capital has proven so alluring in recent years that the largest private equity players have been launching venture funds to get in on the action. These behemoths have boosted fundraising in the space by an enormous amount, and tickets are rising. Greg Gille hosts our venture special with Katherine Hidalgo and Francesca Veronesi, with a guest interview with EQT Ventures partner Ali Mitchell.
    Intro (00:00) 
    European venture round-up (0:37) 
    Interview with Ali Mitchell, EQT Ventures (07:52) 
    Big tickets for quality assets (18:52)
    Theme music: ©2012 Kick Up The Fire

    • 22 min
    3: Co-op mode

    3: Co-op mode

    Private equity co-investment has become a popular strategy among GPs and their enthusiastic LPs in recent years, allowing for potentially greater returns and more selective risk for LPs. Francesca Veronesi hosts the Pod's co-investment special, with departing news editor Oscar Geen and Acuris head of fund research Paul Tilt, plus industry specialist Alexandre Motte, managing director and head of co-investment at French GP Ardian.
    Intro (00:00)
    Co-investment data round up (01:08)
    Interview with Alexandre Motte, Ardian (03:12)
    New GPs on the block (15:02)
    Theme music: ©2012 Kick Up The Fire 

    • 21 min

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