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Toby Mitchenall

Toby Mitchenall is the Senior Editor, ESG and Sustainability, at PEI Media. He is responsible for New Private Markets, a dedicated intelligence source on impact investing, sustainability and ESG in private markets, and is based in PEI’s London office. Toby was previously a consultant advising private equity firms on marketing and public relations.
The impact investor has previously raised a seed fund, a VC fund and created the LiveKindly Collective, a $1bn roll-up of brands in the alternative protein sector.
The private equity industry must decide how its long-established fiduciary duty fits with a crisis like this.
The shortcomings of available performance data are making public market equivalents a more attractive benchmark.
GPs may be reluctant to think about diversity in their own teams; at some point they will not have a choice.
There is no lack of enthusiasm for impact investing, but a lack of definition risks undermining progress.
David Browne joins among a number of high-profile hires as the firm prepares to raise its first buyout fund in a decade.
The £60bn UK pension fund, whose allocations to timber and agri total nearly half a billion pounds, believes it can deliver 'superior after-cost risk-adjusted returns’ by going direct.
Annette Wilson has left the firm, which closed an oversubscribed €850m fund in June 2015.
The €310 million sale was unaffected by ‘Brexit’, but there will be a lasting slowdown in the wider M&A market, the firm said.
On 23 June, the British public goes to the polls to vote on the country’s membership of the European Union, but the private equity industry has already voiced its opinion.

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