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    Specialty Finance Turbo-Charged by FinTech

    Three advisors to the specialty finance industry describe a private equity and M&A market driven by an expectation that financial technology innovations will transform this often-misunderstood branch of financial services. Jim Chester of KBW and Brandon Hollis and Hersh Shah of RSM give their definitions of “specialty finance” and discuss the substantial overlap with the…

    May 10, 2021
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    Investing in US Farmland

    An in-depth interview with two veteran investors in US farmland. Dan Little and Gabe Santos of Homestead Capital discuss farmland as a hedge against inflation, how the firm maximizes the value of the farms in which they invest, how retiring farmers lead to deal flow, the fragmentation of the market, how to choose the right…

    May 3, 2021
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    Peloton Takes the Long-Term Lead

    A former senior executive from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP) discusses the mission of the firm he co-founded.

    April 26, 2021
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    New Mountain’s Steve Klinsky is Ready for New Challenges

    An interview with New Mountain founder Steve Klinsky.

    April 12, 2021
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    Investing in Tech-Enabled Services

    The head of services investing for global private equity firm Permira discusses how the opportunity has changed thanks to the advance of disruptive technology. Philip Muelder also discusses Permira’s transformation of governance and risk specialist Duff & Phelps, the rise of “bots” (also known as Robotic Process Automation), how services business have fared during the…

    April 5, 2021
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    Life Sciences Gets a COVID Booster Shot

    Three veterans of the life sciences private equity and M&A market share intel about dramatic changes in the industry.

    March 29, 2021
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    Sun Capital is Bullish on Healthcare Done Right

    Two veterans of the Florida-based private equity firm describe their successful investments in, respectively, a primary care clinic and a dermatology business. Dan Florian and Stephen Cella of Sun Capital Partners also discuss the effects of COVID on the healthcare industry, the growth of telehealth, winning versus challenged business models as healthcare evolves, and patient empowerment. 

    March 22, 2021
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    New Mountain’s Steve Klinsky: Passionate About Education

    The founder of a major private equity firm discusses his project to lower the cost of college education.

    March 15, 2021
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    Gaming: The Next Frontier for the Sports Business

    A veteran sports-business investment banker and the CEO of an NHL team discuss sports gambling being brought “out from the darkness” as a major business opportunity.

    March 15, 2021
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    Life Sciences Gets a COVID Booster Shot

    Three veterans of the life sciences private equity and M&A market share intel about dramatic changes in the industry.

    March 1, 2021
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    Diversity and Social Justice in the Sports Business

    Sports as an important force in society

    February 22, 2021
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    Peloton Takes the Long-Term Lead

    A former senior executive from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan discusses the mission of the firm he co-founded

    February 22, 2021
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