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Toby Mitchenall is the Senior Editor for private equity at PEI Media. He is responsible for and regular contributor to the private equity coverage across Private Equity International, Secondaries Investor and private funds management and is based in PEI’s London office. Toby was previously a consultant advising private equity firms on marketing and public relations.
Steffen Meister
Unless front-line employees are excited to work at a PE-backed company, the industry will struggle to respond to its critics, says the investment firm's executive chairman Steffen Meister.
We caused a stir with reports of unnamed LP defaults this week; was it a storm in a teacup?
Saul Goodman
The investment banker has seen more GP interest deals than anyone else. We asked him in January about the development of the market.
These turbulent times could be characterised by some surprisingly large fund closes.
The industry learned some valuable lessons from the GFC, but this crisis will be different.
As the industry grows in size and influence, the question will get louder. The industry needs to be able to give a definitive answer.
Managers often complain that LPs ask for data but don’t do anything with it; investors say this is not the case.
Carl Thoma Thoma Bravo
The veteran private equity investor rails against the obsession with personal wealth and calls for more scrutiny of non-financial returns.
Dollar bill
When faced with criticism of its role in markets and society, the private equity industry has always been able to point to net returns as the ultimate vindication. In 2020 that won’t be enough.
CFO Michael Chae and global head of ESG Alison Fenton-Willock explain how the firm gathers ESG data from the private equity giant's portfolio companies.
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