Welcome to ‘Palico Capital Calls’, a podcast where we have conversations with some of the most brilliant minds in private equity. On our program we chat with LPs, GPs, and advisors to hear candid stories about the industry and to get their take on what really matters.
Attractive discounts and quick exits: How Sobera Capital's direct secondaries approach never lost money on a deal
In this episode of Capital Calls, we welcome Johannes Rabini and Stefan Beil, Managing Partners at Sobera Capital, a firm that focuses specifically on the niche but thriving area of direct secondary transaction in the European market. In this conversation, they lead us through their long history in this unique strategy and what has made them so successful at sourcing opportunities.
Enjoy this conversation with our host Lucas Lin.
As a reminder, this is our publicly available interview. The full interview is accessible to accredited investors who are members on Palico on Sobera’s fund profile page.
Exploring EQUIAM, the Moneyball of VC: how their quantitative approach delivers big wins (in half the time of a traditional VC fund)
Hello listeners, in this episode of Capital Calls, we welcome John Zic, Partner and Founding team member of EQUIAM — a fund that can easily be characterized as the ‘Moneyball’ of VC investing. John leads us through EQUIAM’s remarkable story and unique strategy that uses its proprietary data-driven model to achieve top quartile results. Take a listen as John takes us through Equiam’s ability to:
Get 8x the deal flow of traditional VCsDeploy capital 3x as quicklyAnd realize value at ½ the time of a typical VC fund Enjoy this conversation with our host Lucas Lin. As a reminder, this is our publicly available interview. The full interview is accessible to accredited investors who are members on Palico on EQUIAM’s fund profile page.
Decarbonization, circularity, impact frameworks… diving deep into urban investing with Urban Impact Ventures
In this episode of Palico Capital Calls we talk to Hans van Houwelingen, Managing Partner at Urban Impact Ventures, a European Impact Venture Capital Firm on a mission to improve urban quality of life in Europe. Diving deep into what investing in urban spaces means and why it is underserved, Hans gives us a clear view into UI Ventures’ network, diversification strategy and impact framework. We talk about decarbonization and circularity, and Hans brings all this to life as he describes some of the investments they’ve made to date.
Enjoy this conversation with our host Lucas Lin. As a reminder, this is our publicly available interview. The full interview is accessible to accredited investors who are members on Palico on UI Ventures’ fund profile page.
From Nest to Quantum Computing: How C4 Ventures Backs Founders with Explosive Growth
In this episode of Capital Calls we talk to Boris Bakech and Eric Boustouller, partners at C4 Ventures. We dive into the explosive success that C4 Ventures has already seen since its founding in 2014 and get an inside look at how they’ve already been able to see 8 of their portfolio companies reach unicorn status including well known investments that you’ll be familiar with such as Nest, Foursquare and Via.
Beka Finance: building the future of agribusiness through an innovative and sustainable approach
In this episode we talk to Borja de Roda, Managing Partner at Beka Asset Management, a fund that specializes in real asset investments. Borja presents the fund's investment strategy with special focus on farming-related businesses. He takes us through the details of investing in agribusinesses, how it complies with the fund’s ESG strategy and the associated returns related to the sector.
Borja de Roda has been involved in private equity real assets for over ten years now. He is the Managing Partner and CEO of the Asset Management Division of Beka Finance (formerly known as Gala Capital) where he has now spent almost 7 years.
Impact Investing: How positive impact can also drive positive commercial returns with Natalie Adomait, from Brookfield’s Renewable Power Group
In this episode we talk to Natalie Adomait, Managing Director in Brookfield’s Renewable Power Group focused on impact investments. This is a timely conversation as the effects of climate change become increasingly evident. With Natalie, we get concrete insights into Brookfield’s investment philosophy and how the pursuit of creating a positive impact can also drive positive commercial returns. Enjoy this conversation with our COO, Claire Commons, as we delve into impact investing from someone who has been in the field long before it became such a buzzword.
Great and informative podcast. Thoughtful questions and guests.