Home Authors Posts by Ben Payton

Ben Payton

With dealmaking activity on the continent expected to remain buoyant over the year ahead, we delve into the markets on PE firms’ radars.
Apps devoted to mental health and wellness captured the imagination of investors during the pandemic, but can the sector hold its momentum?
Men continue to dominate the upper echelons in private funds, but the industry has made progress in recruiting more women.
Carp koi fish
Now that the importance of ESG is well-understood in Japan, the market is beginning to wake up to impact.
Diversity office graphic
LPs are becoming more diversity-conscious, but a lack of gender balance in investment teams is rarely a deal-breaker.
Brumadinho in south-eastern Brazil.
The Church of England's deputy director of ethics at its pension board, Stephen Barrie, insists that GPs should have the capacity to analyse, understand and act on ESG data.
Simon Witney, special counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton, says he doesn't see ESG and financial returns as a trade-off.
Sound Mixing board
The lower risk of blended finance structures could appeal to private equity investors seeking both impact and returns.
Few LPs are prioritising sustainability, and a lack of gender balance in GPs is rarely a deal-breaker.

Copyright PEI Media

Not for publication, email or dissemination