The Privcap Podcast features in-depth conversations with experts from across private equity and institutional real estate investing. We cover everything from fundraising and performance, sector specific strategies, and portfolio operations to investor relations, general partnership management and compliance and regulations. The privcap.com website features our podcasts and thousands of video interviews, articles and reports featuring firms like KKR, TPG Capital, The Carlyle Group, Blackstone and leading middle-market private equity funds, as well as the largest institutional investors such as CalPERS, NY Common Retirement System and the Harvard endowment.
Hunting for ‘Small, Great Deals’ in the Lower Middle Market
A GP at a lower-middle market private equity firm and one of its LP backers discuss the attractions of the small-deal market, the ‘entrepreneurship through acquisition’ model of deal sourcing, the universal need for tech upgrades across the US business landscape, and the diversity of founders and CEOs at smaller companies.
JC Flowers: The Financial Services Opportunity
The veteran private equity investor, who rose to prominence with the turnaround of Japan’s Shinsei Bank, discusses why he is bullish on wealth management, the “real” phenomenon of disintermediation, his analysis of the 2008 financial meltdown, why the next recession will not hit banks as hard, and why he is worried about China. Sponsored by Alter Domus.
PE Challenge: Creating a Plan of Action from Operational Due Diligence
Value-creation experts from Sun Capital and AlixPartners discuss the latest techniques for operational due diligence ahead of private equity investments. The experts also discuss the advantage that PE firms can get by having operating partners engage in due diligence as early as possible, the need for speed in ODD, and the limits in using benchmarking to assess company performance.
JC Flowers: Skeptical About Bitcoin
The veteran financial services private equity investor explains why he thinks Bitcoin as a method of payment is “laughable,” and why he has one bet on a crypto-related company.
A Public-Benefit Platform for ESG in Private Markets is Born
Behind the creation of Novata, which aims to solve the “chaos” and “frustration” around ESG reporting. Two senior executives from Novata and Hamilton Lane (one of Novata’s backers) discuss the goals of the consortium, which also includes the Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network and S&P, and why GPs and LPs alike have been searching for a better way to track and quantify ESG data.
The Private Equity Play in Plastics Recycling
Part 2 of 2. A co-founder of private equity firm Ara Partners describes his firm’s investment in a plastics recycling platform called Circulus. Troy Thacker also discusses how to turn plastic waste into resins for many applications as well as the application of new technologies to sustainable business plans.
Very informative podcast with relevant info and great speakers. Although I must say with how qualified the speakers are you would think they would go further in depth on the topics. Definitely want to hear longer episodes!