Why build teams when you can buy them ‘ready cooked’?

The deal struck by Schroders this week to acquire sustainable infrastructure manager, Greencoat Capital – outbidding ten other asset managers – suggests that demand for private market talent is red hot. Talent is a highly sought after commodity and comes with its own supply chain constraints. Buying ‘ready made’ teams of specialists might be easier than enticing people away from their well-paid roles but could this trend lead to culture clashes and disharmony?

Musk’s Twitter bid is oh so cavalier

Elon Musk’s $46 billion bid for Twitter has set the cat among the pigeons. If he succeeds, with the backing of a private equity/credit sponsor – who knows, maybe Apollo will be the one? – it will take private one of the world’s biggest social media platforms. But could it prove to be a difficult (poison) pill for private equity to swallow? After all, Twitter is an essential piece of democratic infrastructure.

inspired by The New York Times

TDR investment is quite the supermarket sweep!

The deal struck by Schroders this week to acquire sustainable infrastructure manager, Greencoat Capital – outbidding ten other asset managers – suggests that demand for private market talent is red hot. Talent is a highly sought after commodity and comes with its own supply chain constraints. Buying ‘ready made’ teams of specialists might be easier than enticing people away from their well-paid roles but could this trend lead to culture clashes and disharmony?