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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.

Impact: Time to put some flesh on the bones

It’s rare for investment conferences to erupt into rapturous applause mid-session, but impact investment folk are a rare bunch. This week around 1,200 of them convened in Paris for the largest annual gathering of its kind, hosted by PEI and the Global Impact Investing Forum (GIIN). What stirred them was a call to arms from […]

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.

The unofficial ambassador for European tech

Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom has seen European investors largely miss out on one wave of the technological revolution. He is determined that it won’t happen again.

The problem with co-investing

It is a popular way to cut fees when investing in private equity, but in a downturn co-investment could get messy.

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.

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