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Toby Mitchenall

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.

Hard lessons from an Abraaj insider

There are specific, practical steps that LPs can take to improve fund controls and reduce the risk of wrongdoing.

Diversity is the new ESG

GPs may be reluctant to think about diversity in their own teams; at some point they will not have a choice.

OpEx Awards 2018: EQT Partners scores on the ‘source code of sport’

A 'carefully crafted' M&A programme saw the sports statistics group grow hugely, winning EQT the Editors' Award for Europe.

OpEx Awards 2018: EQT Partners scores on the ‘source code of sport’

Fans of sports statistics: ever wondered who is counting all those passes? You may be surprised to learn it is the same people – or at least the same company – that is beaming live video footage to fans, gathering data for bookmakers and monitoring games in search of possible match-fixing. Switzerland-headquartered Sportradar has more […]

Why the hurdle rate needs a revamp

For all the debate it provokes, the conventional hurdle rate has remained stubbornly untouched since the ’80s.

The GFC brought many lessons for PE: the one that stuck was about operational...

One of the most profound impacts that the global financial crisis had on private equity was to teach it to fundamentally improve its portfolio companies.

Global financial crisis: ‘The phone just stopped ringing’

An LP and a GP reflect on the events of September 2008 and how it changed them as investors.

Three waves of change unleashed by the GFC

The short, medium and long-term effects of the collapse of Lehman Brothers a decade ago.

WATCH: Talking fees, returns and diversity with Cambridge Associates

Head of global private investment research Andrea Auerbach discusses a market in which fees are becoming harder to track and GPs are on the front foot, in this in-depth 25-minute video interview.

WATCH: How developments at Abraaj will affect due diligence

Watch the short (2-minute) clip or full-length (25-minute) interview with Cambridge Associates’ Andrea Auerbach on due diligence, fundraising and PE after Abraaj.

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