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60 Seconds With Stephen Hoey, KPS Capital Partners

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Stephen Hoey, Partner, Administration, Chief Financial And Compliance Officer of KPS Capital Partners shares some insights into what makes an ideal private equity CFO in our latest 60 Second interview. Extra due diligence – burden or a good long-term thing for the industry?  Both. It is certainly a burden for those of us on the GP…

5 Unmissable Guest Speakers At SuperReturn Asia 2014

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The SuperReturn Asia 2014 conference in Hong Kong, 22-25 September, promises a quality programme featuring 60+ LP speakers and only the very best GPs from the Asia-Pacific region. You can also expect to see and hear from experts from outside the industry, including these five inspirational guest speakers:   The Branding Expert Ken Segall Tuesday 23…

Evolution of the Secondaries Market – Andre Bourbonnais CPPIB

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André Bourbonnais spoke at SuperInvestor last year and will join us again in Paris this November. We caught up with André at the 2013 event to ask about CPPIB’s recent transactions and what the next 12 months will bring. How do you see the market for your particular type of investments? Last year you made…

Turning your Back Office into a Competitive Advantage

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As global alternative investment managers drive international operational improvements in their portfolio companies, are there lessons to be learnt and applied for GP operating models? Gordon Stuart, Chief Financial Officer of TMF Group, a private equity backed international professional services firm in over 75 countries, examines the challenges of cross-border operations. Sometimes in corporate life…

Ted Beneski – A Look At Insight Equity’s Acquisition Strategy

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Ted Beneski, CEO & Managing Partner at Insight Equity gives us an inside look at how Insight Equity approaches acquisitions. Watch the video below for the full interview filmed at SuperInvestor U.S 2014. Hear more from Ted Beneski at the upcoming SuperReturn U.S. conference at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel, 9 -12 June, where he will speak on…

60 Seconds With J. Daniel Parker of Helmsley Trust

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J. Daniel Parker of Helmsley Charitable Trust shares some insights ahead of SuperReturn U.S. 2014 in Boston, 9-12 June, where he will speak on the LP Confidential panel on the second day of the Main Conference. Dan Parker is an Investment Officer at the Helmsley Charitable Trust. He is responsible for strategy development, general research, manager research and…

Private Equity Focuses On Africa

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With interest in the continent at an all time high, SuperReturn is pleased to host a day dedicated to private equity in Africa. The pre-conference Africa Summit is a new feature on the programme at this year’s SuperReturn Emerging Markets conference in Amsterdam, 24-27 June. The Summit will examine in depth what is happening on the…

The Clash of Historical Memory: The “Century of Humiliation” vs. the “Post- WWII Liberal World Order ”

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By David Blair This article was first published in China Currents, 2013: Vol. 12, No.2. The U.S. and China share many fundamental interests. Their economies are so tightly intertwined that any disruption would be extremely painful to both sides. There are no substantial, quantifiable disagreements between the two countries — meaning that there are no…

Asia Is The Place To Be: Opportunities in Asian Private Equity – Alberto Forchielli

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What does an expert in international business development think is the most compelling reason to invest in Asian private equity? We recently caught up with Alberto Forchielli of Mandarin Capital Partners at the SuperInvestor Asia 2014 conference, where he represented Cross Border Investment in the Big Debate: ‘Where Will The Best Returns Be Found Over…