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The Private Equity Editor’s Podcast 3

by The Drawdown 5 May 2020

This week, Alice and Talya explore extensions of government stimulus packages to private equity-backed companies; surging LP demand for credit funds; the ultimate software demo guide; new protectionist measures from the EU; recruitment and hiring trends; as well as Q2 PE NAV predictions.

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Talya’s highlights from Real Deals

Increased UK and EU govt funding support

The UK’s extension of the Government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme (CBILS) which has removed the limitation on companies generating revenues of more than £45m. As well as the European Union Finance Ministers introduction of a €540bn package of measures to tackle the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis.

EU cross-border investment protectionist measures

Adoptance by several major European markets of the European Commission’s FDI Screening Regulation; the first time an EU-level mechanism has coordinated the screening of foreign investments.

Recruitment trends

According to PER, the PE recruitment company’s most recent survey, a quarter of 680 private equity professionals said that their firms were continuing with their recruitment processes during lockdown and only 11 per cent saying they had cancelled processes entirely.

Alice’s highlights from The Drawdown

Credit funds re-opening, raising more capital

Examples of closed vehicles re-opening and raising up to 40% more capital from new and existing investors.

Software demo guide

While it might be tempting to sit back and preview software platforms, in reality these processes need to be well-organised and managed.

Q1, Q2 2020 predicted NAVs

A survey of fund managers has found Q1 2020 NAVs are expected to decrease 9.5%, compared with Q4 2019. In terms of Q2 2020 NAVs, respondents expect a decrease of 12.6% compared with Q4 2019 figures.

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