Unquote Private Equity Podcast: Making an impact

Unquote explores the growing prevalence of impact investing in the European private equity and venture capital market, with a guest interview of Pål Erik Sjåtil, the CEO and global managing partner at impact growth capital investor Lightrock.

The past 12 months have seen a steady increase in impact-related fundraising, be it through established sponsors launching new impact funds or emerging managers entering the market with fresh strategies.

Climate impact investing in particular has never been more relevant in Europe, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 driving a renewed focus on energy security and energy storage.

Alongside the interview with Sjåtil, Harriet Matthews hosts private equity and business services reporter Wahida Ahmed to discuss impact fundraising and dealmaking over the course of this year, and where the market is headed in 2023.

0:00 – Intro
1:46 – Impact fundraising
3:34 – Interview with Pål Erik Sjåtil
13:38 – Key takeaways
16:45 – The fundraising pipeline
18:41 – Recent impact dealmaking

You can listen to the podcast in the audio player above, as well as your favourite podcast platforms, including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

Theme music: ©2012 Kick Up The Fire

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