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 […]
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)?
In Episode 8 of the PE HUB Podcast, healthcare M&A guru Sarah Pringle sits down with Chris Witkowsky and Sam Sutton to share tidbits from the recent J.P. Morgan healthcare conference in San Francisco. Next, Chris discusses the private equity fundraising environment and expected mega-funds from firms like Vista Equity Partners and Warburg Pincus coming to market this year (16:45). Finally, Sam explains how California’s public pensions are handling a new private equity transparency law (33:00).
But first, Bay Area native Sam explains why it is not OK to call San Francisco ‘Frisco or San Fran.
PE HUB Editors Chris Witkowsky and Sam Sutton discuss booming investor demand for new private equity firms, along with some of the challenges associated with launching your own firm. Pitchbook's Nizar Tarhuni calls in to discuss some of the data his team has put together on the performance of emerging managers (found at 13:00). Later, Chris interviews Oak HC/FT Co-founder and General Partner Andrew Adams about spinning his firm out of Oak Investment Partners and what he wishes he’d known when he launched Oak HC/FT (found at 30:00).
Why are private equity firms telling their LPs to shush? Buyouts Editors Sam Sutton and Chris Witkowsky discuss the odd new trend in Episode 6 of the PE Hub Podcast. Later in the podcast, Sam and Chris dig into a report by Meketa Investment Group, which found that California Public Employees’ Retirement System is struggling to meet its […]