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We discuss the factors driving well-known executives to form special purpose acquisition vehicles and take a look at how private equity portfolio companies have adjusted to combat covid-19. 
Distressed debt and special sits, food production, healthcare and certain VC strategies have received growing attention as a result of the coronavirus crisis.
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Our senior editorial teams covering PE, private debt, infrastructure, real estate and secondaries discuss the latest in how private markets are responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Plus: ways firms are helping people out in the crisis.
Across the private equity industry, the impacts of the pandemic-spurred economic downturn are being felt in dealmaking, which has slowed or paused fundraising processes while LPs work to understand the status of their portfolios.
On Episode 11 of the PE Hub Podcast, Sarah Pringle stops by to discuss her blockbuster Buyouts cover story about why private equity hasn’t had its #MeToo moment. Sarah, Sam Sutton and Chris Witkowsky explore what steps private equity firms and their investors can take to put a stop to workplace harassment. Next (19:30), Chris explains how Hellman & Friedman’s single-asset secondary […]
Welcome back to the PE Hub Podcast, where we absolutely live for any and all drama relating to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. First, Sam Sutton walks us through how the misuse of an office scanner led to a clash between CalPERS board members. Next (at 22:22), Luisa Beltran stops by to tell us about […]
Chris Witkowsky and Sam Sutton are back to discuss a restructuring of fundless sponsor Argonne Capital Group’s six portfolio companies. Is the transaction a harbinger of more creative deals on the secondary market? Next, California Public Employees’ Retirement System is exploring setting up a new platform to pursue direct investments. Can it be done? What will it entail? Tune in […]
Episode 12 of the PE Hub Podcast tackles drama at CalPERS, fintech M&A and GPs finding creative ways to hold investments longer.
On Episode 11 of the PE Hub Podcast, Sarah Pringle stops by to discuss her blockbuster Buyouts cover story about why private equity hasn't had its #MeToo moment. Sarah, Sam Sutton and Chris Witkowsky explore what steps private equity firms and their investors can take to put a stop to workplace harassment. Next (19:30), Chris explains how Hellman & Friedman's single-asset secondary transaction could open the door to more firms holding on to their portfolio companies for longer periods of time.
Hosts Chris Witkowsky and Sam Sutton sit down with reporter Eamon Murphy to discuss his story about Blackstone Group's field trip to Singularity University. Then, Chris gets conspiratorial with news about the powerful roots of AEA Investors (7:50) and changes at Gores Group (15:00). Finally, Sam asks a fundamental question: should public pensions invest in private equity (20:00)?
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