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Private equity managers reacted swiftly to the challenges caused by the pandemic shock. Having learnt from the last crisis, they immediately started measuring the impact on portfolios, ensuring companies had sufficient liquidity to sustain a longer economic decline and re-underwriting new business plans as necessary to play defense and offense as opportunities present themselves. But how did investors react? Ivan Vercoutere, Managing Partner at LGT Capital Partners, shares his insights and experiences from more than 30 years in private equity and explains why private equity is well positioned to weather this crisis and where opportunities lie.
Having been the first country globally to go into lockdown, China, which accounts for a large proportion of growth and opportunities in Asian private equity, has also restarted their economy earlier than the rest of the world. The recovery has been strong so far. Learn more about opportunities and risk, growing deal activity and valuations in a post-COVID-lockdown China from Brooke Zhou, Partner LGT Capital Partners in Hong Kong.
As an investor in Private debt in the current Covid-19 dominated environment, one is facing the following questions:
How does the current crisis differ from the Great Financial Crisis?
Is the market now saturated with distressed debt opportunities?
How has it affected the Private Debt market in general for deals and fundraising?
Matthew Gordan Clark, Partner at LGT Capital Partners, refelcts on these questions.