59 episodes

Historically, the private markets have been on the fringe, but as trillions of dollars have flowed into this dynamic asset class, there is an increasing need for greater insight. Since 2007, PitchBook has been shining a light on key trends and events in venture capital, private equity and M&A through comprehensive data and detailed analysis. Subscribe to our podcast for thoughtful conversations with industry leaders and PitchBook analysts to help you better understand the evolving capital markets.

In Visible Capital with PitchBook PitchBook

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    • 4.9 • 54 Ratings

Historically, the private markets have been on the fringe, but as trillions of dollars have flowed into this dynamic asset class, there is an increasing need for greater insight. Since 2007, PitchBook has been shining a light on key trends and events in venture capital, private equity and M&A through comprehensive data and detailed analysis. Subscribe to our podcast for thoughtful conversations with industry leaders and PitchBook analysts to help you better understand the evolving capital markets.

    The new PE behavioral health play

    The new PE behavioral health play

    Investment in behavioral health companies has exploded in recent years, with a notable uptick in private equity activity since the beginning of the pandemic. PE firms closed over 70 buyouts in behavioral health in 2020, more than double 2016's number, according to PitchBook data.

    In this episode, PitchBook PE and healthcare senior analyst Rebecca Springer welcomes Avi Jayaraman and Dexter Braff for a discussion about the rapidly evolving behavioral health industry and how private equity is helping to drive innovation in the space. Jayaraman co-founded Sonara, which provides a remote solution for medication-assisted opioid addiction treatment. Braff is president of The Braff Group, an M&A advisory firm specializing in healthcare. They share their thoughts on growth and greenfield opportunities in behavioral health, the advantages and challenges that PE firms face when operating in healthcare, how technology can bridge staffing shortages and more. Plus, PitchBook senior manager of publishing joins discuss the 2021 Annual Interactive PE Lending League Tables and PitchBook's exclusive coverage of venture debt deal terms. 

    In the Upwork segment of "Innovations in Private Equity," Tim Sanders is joined by Dave Stangis, chief sustainability officer and partner at Apollo Global Management. Dave discusses how private equity firms can bring strong sustainability practices to life internally as well as across the portfolio companies they're invested in.

    Listen to all of Season 5, presented by Upwork, and subscribe to get future episodes of "In Visible Capital" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen. For inquiries, please contact us at podcast@pitchbook.com.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    M&A in a time of change

    M&A in a time of change

    PitchBook financial writer Marina Temkin interviews Union Square Advisors' Emily Anderson, who leads the firm's private equity practice. Anderson shares her thoughts on the current M&A environment in a time of declining valuations and rising interest rates and how it could affect private equity activity. Plus, host Alexander Davis shares some insights from his recent reporting at SXSW, as well as the PitchBook news team's two-year retrospective on the pandemic.

    In the Upwork segment of "Innovations in Private Equity," special guest host Tony Buffum talks to TPG's Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri about diversity, equity and inclusion. Anilu discusses the impact and contribution diverse teams with varied perspectives have on innovation within PE firms.

    Listen to all of Season 5, presented by Upwork, and subscribe to get future episodes of "In Visible Capital" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen. For inquiries, please contact us at podcast@pitchbook.com.

    • 57 min
    PE's public market play

    PE's public market play

    After some of the largest private equity firms—including Blackstone, Apollo Global Management, KKR, The Carlyle Group and Ares—went public nearly a decade ago, a new wave of US and European PE firms is hitting the public markets.

    In this episode of "In Visible Capital," private equity reporter Ryan Prete sits down with Wylie Fernyhough, PitchBook lead PE analyst, to discuss the performance of these publicly traded PE firms, how they have adapted to having public shareholders, the impact of current market volatility and more. Also, PitchBook PE analyst Jinny Choi shares key takeaways from her recent analyst note on the growing prominence of US PE mega-deals and exits.

    In the Upwork segment of "Innovations in Private Equity," Tim Sanders is joined by Jon Finger, partner at McGuireWoods, an international law firm with expertise in private equity. Jon covers topics from M&A to ESG goals and which innovations in private equity are standing out right now.

    Listen to all of Season 5, presented by Upwork, and subscribe to get future episodes of "In Visible Capital" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen. For inquiries, please contact us at podcast@pitchbook.com.

    • 46 min
    The ABCs of ESG for PE Firms

    The ABCs of ESG for PE Firms

    Tom Eveson, Sustainalytics' director of sustainable finance solutions and ESG for the Americas, joins PitchBook lead analyst Hilary Wiek to share his thoughts on how PE firms can support their portfolio companies in managing ESG risk, nonobvious factors that contribute to assessing that risk, what capital pressures are mainstreaming ESG and more. Plus, Ryan Prete joins to discuss his recent reporting on how major players in private equity are making sustainable investments.

    In the Upwork segment of "Innovations in Private Equity," Tim Sanders is joined by Jody Greenstone Miller of Business Talent Group. Jody reveals why PE firms are gravitating toward high-end freelance consultants and contractors to unlock value across portfolios. She also discusses the interim-executive opportunity for PE firms looking to upgrade or fix portfolio company C-Suites.

    Listen to all of Season 5, presented by Upwork, and subscribe to get future episodes of "In Visible Capital" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen. For inquiries, please contact us at podcast@pitchbook.com.

    • 49 min
    Investing in (and with) technology at Advent International

    Investing in (and with) technology at Advent International

    As a private equity industry stalwart, Advent International has invested in just about every industrial sector except tech—until recently, that is. As the East Coast firm builds up its tech practice, head of Advent Tech Bryan Taylor shares his thoughts on the firm's tech strategy, how it assembled its investing team and why recent turmoil in the market might affect buyout opportunities. Also, London Bureau Chief Andrew Woodman and senior analyst Dominick Mondesir join to discuss the European PE landscape, as well as findings from the 2021 European PE Breakdown.

    In the Upwork segment of "Innovations in Private Equity," Tim Sanders is joined by Insight Partners Managing Director Hilary Gosher as she shares the impact of talent transformation on unlocking value and increasing speed to market.

    Listen to all of Season 5, presented by Upwork, and subscribe to get future episodes of "In Visible Capital" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen. For inquiries, please contact us at podcast@pitchbook.com.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Seeking alpha while doing good

    Seeking alpha while doing good

    PitchBook's London Bureau Chief Andrew Woodman interviews Eric Taylor, founder and CEO of Trident, to discuss how asset managers often overlook the S and G of ESG. Taylor shares his thoughts on how private equity can use diversity and inclusion to drive better returns, what tech can be used to remove unconscious bias from investing and where the industry has room to improve. Plus, Anikka Villegas joins the show to share insights from her Pitchbook Analyst Note: ESG, Impact, and Greenwashing in PE and VC.

    In the Upwork segment of Innovations in Private Equity, Tim Sanders is joined by Blackstone’s CTO, John Stecher, to discuss how PE firms are leveraging cloud computing and digitization from deal sourcing to operations. We’ll highlight how cloud-based solutions like tech clouds and talent clouds help PE firms and their portfolio companies go to market faster.

    Listen to all of Season 5, presented by Upwork, and subscribe to get future episodes of "In Visible Capital" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts or wherever you listen. For inquiries, please contact us at podcast@pitchbook.com.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Jeanfense ,

Well-planned and thoughtful

Just started listening to this and really enjoying it! Excellent guest experts and different perspectives highlighted for each topic.

Jake, The Killers fanatic. ,

Great coverage on top of mind topics

Great coverage on top of mind topics, highly recommend.

Emrah Ercan ,

Outstanding insight

Great coverage of all the relevant topics in alt investments.

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