Christian Sinding, CEO and Managing Partner of EQT: I've always been the ‘why not’ person
Deal Talk: Interviews with Private Equity Leaders
by Moonfare
1M ago
The seasoned private equity dealmaker joined Steffen Pauls, Moonfare’s Founder and CEO, in another edition of the Deal Talk interviews. Christian Sinding is the CEO and Managing Partner of EQT, one of the largest private equity firms globally. With over 25 years of experience, Sinding has been instrumental in driving EQT's growth and expansion, focusing on sustainability and long-term value creation. Today, the Swedish private markets heavyweight manages companies and assets worth more than €230 billion. It generated over €2 billion in revenue last year and employs almost 1,900 people across t ..read more
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Carlyle's David Rubenstein on democratisation of PE and the future of the asset class
Deal Talk: Interviews with Private Equity Leaders
by Moonfare
1M ago
The iconic private equity leader was the guest of our first Deal Talk in 2024, hosted by Steffen Pauls, Moonfare’s co-CEO and Founder. David Rubenstein is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Carlyle, one of the world’s largest and most successful private investment firms. Established in 1987, Carlyle now manages $382 billion from 28 offices around the world. Rubenstein's career spans law, government service and finance. Before co-founding Carlyle, he practised law in New York and served as a domestic policy advisor to President Jimmy Carter. In a conversation with Steffen Pauls, the iconic inves ..read more
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KKR Global Institute's General David Petraeus on current geopolitical frictions, economic uncertainty and AI
Deal Talk: Interviews with Private Equity Leaders
by Moonfare
1M ago
In conversation with Moonfare, General David Petraeus, the former Director of the CIA and decorated US Army leader (Ret.), spoke about current geopolitical frictions, economic uncertainty, the implications of artificial intelligence and more. Now serving as a Partner at KKR and Chairman of the KKR Global Institute, General Petraeus recently joined us for a macro-themed episode of our Deal Talk series, hosted by Steffen Pauls, the Founder and co-CEO of Moonfare. The pair discussed current geopolitical developments, their broader context and the impact these have on economic stability and privat ..read more
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CVC's Søren Vestergaard-Poulsen on superiority of the PE ownership model
Deal Talk: Interviews with Private Equity Leaders
by Moonfare
1M ago
Søren Vestergaard-Poulsen was the guest of our 12th edition of the Deal Talk series, in which Moonfare’s CEO and founder, Steffen Pauls, talks to some of the world’s most prominent names in private equity dealmaking. Søren, who joined CVC in 1998, is a managing partner and co-chairs CVC's private equity board and oversees private equity activities in Greece and the Nordics. He plays a pivotal role in managing a firm with 25 local offices and €161 billion of assets under management. In their conversation, Steffen and Søren discussed a wide range of topics, from CVC’s approach to sustainability ..read more
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Francisco Partners' Dipanjan ‘DJ’ Deb on investing in PE and taking a long term view
Deal Talk: Interviews with Private Equity Leaders
by Moonfare
1M ago
Dipanjan ‘DJ’ Deb, Co-Founder and CEO at Francisco Partners, joined Moonfare’s Co-CEO, Lorenz Jüngling, for the latest episode of the Deal Talk series — our regular fireside chats with leading global private equity dealmakers. Based in San Francisco, Dipanjan ‘DJ’ Deb leads one of the most active and largest technology-focused investment firms in the world. To date, Francisco Partners has invested in or acquired over 400 technology companies. In a conversation with Jüngling, ‘DJ’ Deb discussed lessons learned as a top dealmaker, provided his insights on technology investing and offered ad ..read more
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KKR’s Henry Kravis on investing in downturns, lessons learned from past crisis and times of uncertainty
Deal Talk: Interviews with Private Equity Leaders
by Moonfare
1y ago
Moonfare’s founder and CEO, Steffen Pauls, hosted Henry Kravis, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of KKR and one of the most influential people in the private equity industry. Kravis talked about the power of curiosity, showing courage in the face of uncertainty, lessons learned from past crises, his views on investing in the current economic climate and much more ..read more
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Motive Partners’ Blythe Masters on the impact of generative AI on fintech
Deal Talk: Interviews with Private Equity Leaders
by Moonfare
1y ago
How has Motive’s founding partner managed the transition from blockchain entrepreneur to signing off equity cheques for fintech investments? And what impact does she think high interest rates and trends such as AI will have on the space? Subject to eligibility, capital at risk ..read more
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Carlyle’s Jason Thomas on the fallout from SVB’s collapse, shifting focus and opportunities for private investors
Deal Talk: Interviews with Private Equity Leaders
by Moonfare
1y ago
In the wake of SVB’s sudden fall, how does Carlyle’s Head of Global Research assess its impact on the private equity industry? What is the focus now for companies in an environment of rising rates, and what opportunities could this create for patient investors? Subject to eligibility, capital at risk ..read more
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Hg’s Justin Von Simson on the key to successful businesses in private equity
Deal Talk: Interviews with Private Equity Leaders
by Moonfare
1y ago
What does the Hg CEO think is the key function when it comes to tech investing? What does he make of the current macro environment? And how can outside parties evaluate PE funds? This episode was recorded on October 21, 2022. Subject to eligibility, capital at risk ..read more
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General Catalyst’s David Fialkow on the need for patience in VC investing
Deal Talk: Interviews with Private Equity Leaders
by Moonfare
1y ago
Why does the Co-Founder of General Catalyst think his firm’s scale will help it during the tough VC market? And why is sticking with companies for longer vital when it comes to value creation? This episode was recorded on 29 September 2022. Subject to eligibility, capital at risk ..read more
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