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    How Automation is Transforming Business Operations

    Three experts in private equity value add discuss the incredible advances offered by automation – variously identified as artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA). Private equity firms are increasingly helping their portfolio companies automate tasks that were once manual, cutting expenses and improving accuracy in the process. The experts from General Atlantic,…

    July 15, 2019
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    Powerhouses in PE: Marc Leder, Sun Capital Partners

    The success of Sun Capital was born of hard experience and determined refocusing, according to its co-founder Marc Leder. In an interview, Leder discusses the scepticism that he and co-founder Rodger Krause faced as young ex-investment bankers trying to close deals and raise capital without an investment track record. Leder explains how the firm ended…

    May 16, 2019
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    Podcast: Rodger Krouse, Sun Capital

    April 24, 2019
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    Expert Q&A: David Conrod of FocusPoint Private Capital Group

    David Conrod, CEO of FocusPoint Private Capital Group, shares the unique strengths his firm, and expert advice for managers about to embark on a fundraise.

    October 29, 2018
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    Advancing Research into Parkinson’s Disease

    The head of Argand Partners, a private equity firm, discusses his transformative role at the Parkinson’s Foundation.

    May 1, 2018
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    Why Your DC Plan Should Include PE & Real Estate

    The nature of defined contribution pension plans is complementary to private equity real estate, but convincing plan sponsors of that is sometimes challenging.

    October 21, 2016
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    How Far Will Brazil’s CRE Pricing Fall?

    Brazil property valuations will fall further in 2016 and early 2017, as owners realize the light at the end of the economic tunnel is a “long way away” and pricing expectations need to be adjusted in response.

    October 14, 2016
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    What ESG Needs to Get Investors’ Attention

    How ‘materiality’ and investor sophistication are helping establish ESG in private equity.

    July 17, 2016
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    Harvard’s Lerner: Is the End of 2&20 Near?

    Josh Lerner, a professor at Harvard Business School, outlines the benefits of sharing carry split information with investors, the ‘2 & 20 split’, what’s on LPs’ minds, and the continued divide between PE and VC when it comes to tech investments.

    July 17, 2016
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    Geopolitics and Real Estate Investing

    Michael Fascitelli of Imperial Companies and Michael Ricciardi of Mercury Capital Advisors discuss politics, climate change and other risks.

    June 30, 2016
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    Ex-Google RE Head Tells Tenants: Negotiate Harder

    Ex-Google and Dropbox real estate lead Chris Coleman has warned tenants to negotiate harder and pay more attention to building infrastructure and systems—or face paying significant TIs that only benefit landlords.

    June 5, 2016
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