How to hack venture capital, with Fatou Diagne
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3d ago
Fatou Diagne is co-founder of Bootstrap Europe, which acquired the German portfolio of Silicon Valley Bank in 2023. She provides a fascinating insight into the elite world of lending to the top tier of venture-backed businesses. Venture debt might not have the brand-pizazz of its equity cousin, but from a risk/return perspective it ticks all the boxes. ****** This episode also features our supporters, RW Blears, a UK law firm specialising in fund management. If you are a UK venture capital manager or growth investor and need a trusted legal adviser visit RW Blears ****** Ross Butler inter ..read more
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Corporate venture capital at Jaguar Land Rover, with Mike Smeed
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by Fund Shack
3d ago
Mike Smeed is managing director of InMotion Ventures, the corporate venturing arm of Jaguar Land Rover. In this episode of the Fund Shack podcast, he speaks to Ross Butler about what the company looks for in start-up candidates and the rapidly evolving nature of corporate venture capital. Mike the Managing Director of InMotion Ventures, the corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). Mike discusses his career background, including roles at a Shanghai-based joint venture and Walgreen Boots, and delves into the unique aspects of CVC compared to traditional venture capita ..read more
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Central Europe private equity: a surprisingly big opportunity. With Robert Knorr
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by Fund Shack
3d ago
MidEuropa pioneered private equity buyout investing in Central Europe, launching in 1999. Robert Knorr has been a partner since 2007. He was recently awarded Private Equity Mid Market Leader of the Year at the Real Deals private equity awards for his pivotal role in investment in the region. In this podcast he talks to Ross Butler about opportunities from Poland to the Med, and a very big win in Romania with Profi. Fund Shack: https://fund-shack.com/ Mid Europa: https://mideuropa.com/ Follow Fund Shack on Your Preferred Platform: LinkedIn: Fund Shack LinkedIn Spotify: Fund Shack on ..read more
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Private equity secondaries uncovered: Etienne Deshormes
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by Fund Shack
3d ago
Fund Shack Podcast Featuring Etienne Deshormes of Elm Capital In this engaging episode of the Fund Shack podcast, ?️ Ross Butler interviews Etienne Deshormes, CEO of Elm Capital, to delve into the intricacies of the private equity secondary market. Elm Capital, founded in 2004 by Etienne after his career in investment banking at JP Morgan, specializes in providing liquidity to private market investors. Fund Shack: https://fund-shack.com/ Elm Capital: https://www.elmcapital.com/ Key Points Discussed: Private Equity Secondaries: Etienne Deshormes explains how the secondary market provides liqui ..read more
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Corporate venture capital at Jaguar Land Rover, with Mike Smeed
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by Fund Shack
2w ago
Mike Smeed is managing director of InMotion Ventures, the corporate venturing arm of Jaguar Land Rover. In this episode of the Fund Shack podcast, he speaks to Ross Butler about what the company looks for in start-up candidates and the rapidly evolving nature of corporate venture capital ..read more
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Renewables, infrastructure & regional growth equity: Bernard Fairman of Foresight Group
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by Fund Shack
1M ago
Foresight Group was a pioneer in renewable energy investment back in the 1990s. Today, it's a diversified investment group listed in London. Its founder and chairman, Bernard Fairman, talks about its expansion into global infrastructure, why he favours hydrogen over electric, and his plans to build out the firm's UK venture investment arm into an international-regional growth equity franchise ..read more
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Central Europe private equity: a surprisingly big opportunity. With Robert Knorr
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by Fund Shack
1M ago
Mid Europa Partners pioneered private equity buyout investing in Central Europe, launching in 1999. Robert Knorr has been managing partner since 2007. He was recently awarded Private Equity Mid Market Leader of the Year at the Real Deals private equity awards for his pivotal role in investment in the region. In this podcast he talks to Ross Butler about opportunities from Poland to the Baltics, and a very big win in Romania with Profi ..read more
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Private equity secondaries uncovered: Etienne Deshormes
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by Fund Shack
2M ago
Founder of Elm Capital reveals everything you ever wanted to know about PE secondaries ..read more
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Deal prospects: a global lawyer's perspective, with Chris Field of Dechert
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by Fund Shack
2M ago
With a deal drought across the global private equity industry, we talk to Chris Field of global law firm Dechert about what's next for M&A and buyout deal flow for 2024. We discuss valuations and defensive deal structures as vendors and buyers find ways to come together. Top quote: "I have never worked on an earn-out, ever, that has not resulted in some form of dispute.'" In this Fund Shack podcast with Ross Butler, Chris reveals what it takes to make it as a top private equity lawyer.  ..read more
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African private equity: a conversation with Stephane Bacquaert
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by Fund Shack
3M ago
Private equity is a great way of investing in uncertain, high growth environments. Strange then, that the African private equity industry is so small. In fact, Stephane Bacquaert, managing partner of Adenia Capital, argues that the mature Western private capital industry has systematically misunderstood the African opportunity, and its risk profile in particulare. In this Fund Shack podcast with Ross Butler, he talks about managing one of Africa's largest buyout funds, and the value that so many investors are missing out on ..read more
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