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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

    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
    2: Calling in the specialists

    2: 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.
      
    Intro (00:00)
    Nordic Forum roundup & bifurcated UK fundraising market (02:12)
    Interview with Alliott Cole and Richard Court, Octopus Investments (06:35)
    Strength of UK venture fundraising (15:47)
     Theme music: ©2012 Kick Up The Fire

    • 21 min

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