The Scott Becker Private Equity Podcast

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By: Scott Becker

Discussions about private equity with Scott Becker

R. Adam Smith, Entrepreneur, Investor, and Business Builder on Careers in Private Equity
Yesterday at 8:58 PM

This episode features R. Adam Smith, entrepreneur, investor, and business builder. Here, he discusses careers in private equity.


Venu Shamapant and Krishna Srinivasan, Founding Partners of LiveOak Venture Partners on Specialization and Exciting New Projects 4-19-21
Yesterday at 4:12 PM

This episode features Venu Shamapant and Krishna Srinivasan, Founding Partners of LiveOak Venture Partners. Here, they discuss LiveOak Partners, where they specialize, what they’re excited about, and more.


Private Equity and Business Update 4-19-21
Yesterday at 2:49 PM

In this episode Scott discusses the following: Goldman books Q1 profits of $6.84 billion, Morgan Stanley Loses $911 million on Àrchegos, Morgan Stanley has Q1 profits of $4.1 billion, Microsoft buying Nuance for $16 billion, and more.


Private Equity and Business Update 4-16-21
Last Friday at 5:50 PM

In this episode Scott discusses the following: Blackrock grows to $9 trillion assets under management, Bank of America profits double to $8 billion, China’s economy grows at record rate, United Healthcare books $70 billion in Q1 revenue, and more.


Webinar – The Effects of COVID-19 on Private Equity in Healthcare 4-16-21
Last Friday at 4:35 PM

This episode features Tim Fry, Healthcare Associate at McGuireWoods, Alyssa Campbell, Associate Attorney at McGuireWoods, and Amanda Roenius, Attorney at McGuireWoods LLP. They are Co-Authors of a White Paper discussing 22 different niches of private equity investment in healthcare. Here, they discuss the top 14 areas they explore in their paper.


Jim Wolfe, Managing Director and Market Lead at CIBC on the Evolution of Community Banking 4-16-21
Last Friday at 3:09 PM

This episode features Jim Wolfe, Managing Director and Market Lead at CIBC. Here, he discusses how the community banking world has evolved over the years, pivotal moments in his career, and more.


Adam Bryant, Author of the CEO Test: Master the Challenges That Make Or Break All Leaders on His New Book 4-15-21
Last Thursday at 8:29 PM

This episode features Adam Bryant, Author of the CEO Test: Master the Challenges That Make Or Break All Leaders.  Here, they discuss his new book, the inspiration behind it, and more.


Bruce Sinclair, Founder of Digital Operating Partners on Points of Pride and His Career Journey 4-15-21
Last Thursday at 5:20 PM

This episode features Bruce Sinclair, Founder of Digital Operating Partners. Here, he discusses what Digital Operating Partners does, how he got to where he is, points of pride, areas of specialty, and more.


Charles Darling, a Founder of DQ Holdings on Pride in the Organization 4-14-21
Last Wednesday at 5:01 PM

This episode features Charles Darling, a founder of DQ Holdings. Here, he discusses DQ Holdings points of pride, areas of specialty, advice from investors, and more.


Private Equity and Business Update 4-14-21
Last Wednesday at 2:29 PM

In this episode Scott discusses the following: inflation jumps 2.6%, deficit hits $660 billion in March, J&J vaccine paused, venture capital investing sets record in Q1, and more.


Neil Johnson, Managing Director of Lawrence, Evans and Company on The Deal World Today 4-13-21
04/13/2021

This episode features Neil Johnson, Managing Director of Lawrence, Evans and Company. Here, he discusses Lawrence Evans, what he sees in the deal world today, his amazing college football career and more.


Mark Solovy, Managing Director of Technology and Finance Organizations at Monroe Capital on Tech Finance 4-13-21
04/13/2021

This episode features Mark Solovy, Managing Director of Technology and Finance Organizations at Monroe Capital.  Here, he discusses what he’s seeing in tech finance.


David Acharya, Managing Partner at Acharya Capital Funds on Finding the “Right” Deal 4-12-21
04/12/2021

This episode features David Acharya, Managing Partner at Acharya Capital Funds.  Here, he discusses how many deals have to be sifted through before he finds the “right” deal, things he’s been excited about that others are doing in private equity, and more.


Kalpana Siva, a Senior Associate at Boyne Capital on Her Unconventional Career Path 4-12-21
04/12/2021

This episode features Kalpana Siva, a Senior Associate at Boyne Capital.  Here, she discusses her unconventional career path, her best advice for emerging professionals, and more.


Private Equity and Business Update 4-12-21
04/12/2021

In this episode Scott discusses the following: J&J vaccine delivery drops by 4.2 million per week, Medline, brilliantly built, may sell for $30 billion, CEO pay surges to $13.7 million at largest firms, and more.


Elizabeth Hutson, Principal Consultant and Owner at EGH on Building a Successful Practice 4-9-21
04/09/2021

This episode features Elizabeth Hutson, Principal Consultant and Owner at EGH.  Here, she discusses what it takes to build a great and successful practice.


Holly Buckley, Partner at McGuireWoods and Co-Leader of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Group on Building a Career in Private Equity 4-9-21
04/09/2021

This episode features Holly Buckley, Partner at McGuireWoods and Co-Leader of the Healthcare and Life Sciences Group. Here, she discusses building a career in private equity and maintaining a positive attitude.


Private Equity and Business Update 4-2-21
04/09/2021

In this episode Scott discusses the following: jobless claims rise to 744,000, Amazon leading against union in vote to unionize, Credit Suisse loses $4.7 billion on Àrchegos, New York raises taxes, and more.


Matt Wolf, Leader of the Healthcare Valuation Process and a Senior Analyst at RSM on Private Equity Trends and Biden’s Infrastructure Bill 4-8-21
04/08/2021

This episode features Matt Wolf, Leader of the Healthcare Valuation Process and a Senior Analyst at RSM.  Here, he discusses top trends in private equity, the Biden Infrastructure bill, and more.


Private Equity Update 4-8-21
04/08/2021

In this episode Scott discusses the following: 1) Insights from R. Adam Smith 2) A return to bigger deals in the private equity space.


Mark Kramer, Managing Director and Leader of Strategy for Business  Transactions at Duff and Phelps on the Healthcare Sector of Private Equity 4-8-21
04/08/2021

This episode features Mark Kramer, Managing Director and Leader of Strategy for Business Transactions at Duff and Phelps.  Here, he discusses how the healthcare sector of private equity is performing amidst the pandemic, his career journey, and more.


David Keller, Chief Market Strategist for StockCharts.com on Advice for Young Investors 4-7-21
04/07/2021

This episode features David Keller, Chief Market Strategist for StockCharts.com. Here, he discusses how he started in StockCharts.com, his best advice for a young investor, and more.


Private Equity Update 4-1-21
04/07/2021

In this episode Scott discusses the following: 1) PE Fund offers Toshiba $20 billion buyout 2) Cedar CEO Florian Otto offers great advice 3) Advice and insights from great private equity leaders


Business Update 4-7-21
04/07/2021

In this episode Scott discusses the following: Amazon’s revenues and income taxes, PE fund offers Toshiba $20 billion buyout, Samsung profits soar to $8.3 billion in Q1, and more.


David Keller, Chief Market Strategist for StockCharts.com on His Best Advice for a Young Investor 4-7-21
04/07/2021

This episode features David Keller, Chief Market Strategist for StockCharts.com. Here, he discusses how he started in StockCharts.com, his best advice for a young investor, and more.


Rick Kes, a Partner at RSM on Biden’s Infrastructure Bill 4-6-21
04/06/2021

This episode features Rick Kes, a Partner at RSM. Here, he discusses Biden’s infrastructure and tax bill, how these bills may affect the economy, and more.


Private Equity and Business Update 4-2-21
04/05/2021

In this episode Scott discusses the following: Economy bounces back, Blackrock raises PE fund, Hertz agrees with bondholders and PE to exit bankruptcy, and more.


Sheon Karol, Partner at Paladin on Trends in Private Equity 4-5-21
04/05/2021

This episode features Sheon Karol, Partner at Paladin. Here, he discusses some of the trends he’s seen in the private equity world.


Private Equity and Business Update 4-2-21
04/02/2021

In this episode Scott discusses the following: Àrchegos huge losses, S&P reaches new record, family offices hire private equity talent, and more.


Private Equity Update 4-1-21
04/01/2021

In this episode Scott discusses the following: 1)Family office sector balloons 2) Àrchegos losses shed light on family offices 3) Elliott Management transactions 4) 14% of all home sales were second homes


Business Update 4-1-21
04/01/2021

In this episode Scott discusses the following: Ford closes some production, Walgreens profits rise, family offices grow tremendously, Biden introduces $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, and more.


Holly Buckley, a Private Equity Lawyer at McGuireWoods on Getting Into Private Equity 3-31-21
03/31/2021

This episode features Holly Buckley, a Private Equity Lawyer at McGuireWoods.  Here, she discusses how to build a private equity practice, advice for others looking to get into private equity, and more.


Rick Kes, a Partner at RSM on Trends in Private Equity 3-30-21
03/30/2021

This episode features Rick Kes, a Partner at RSM. Here, he discusses what trends he’s following in private equity right now.


Holly Buckley, a Private Equity Lawyer at McGuireWoods on the Gender Balance and Diversity in Private Equity
03/29/2021

This episode features Holly Buckley, a Private Equity Lawyer at McGuireWoods.  Here, she discusses the gender balance and diversity in private equity.


Private Equity Update 3-26-21
03/26/2021

In this episode Scott discusses the following: 1) Private Equity News Reports that Sun Capital is raising its 8th fund a $2.5 billion dollar fund. 2) Vista Equity Appoints Rachel Arnold co-head of its Endeavor Fund. This follows key departures from prior leaders of this fund and another fund. 3) Klar Partners, a Triton spinoff, has its hard […]


Business Update 3-26-21
03/26/2021

In this episode Scott discusses the following: unemployment rate falls to 6.2 percent, air travel reaches pandemic peak, jobless claims fall, WeWork going public via SPAC, and more.


Joseph Wisniewski, Investment Banker at Intrepid on Trends in Private Equity and His Career Journey 3-25-21
03/25/2021

This episode features Joseph Wisniewski, Investment Banker at Intrepid.  Here, he discusses private equity trends he’s seen in the past 12 months, his career journey, and more.


Matt Wolf, Leader of the Healthcare Valuation Process and a Senior Analyst at RSM on High Interest Rates 3-24-21
03/24/2021

This episode features Matt Wolf, Leader of the Healthcare Valuation Process and a Senior Analyst at RSM.  Here, he discusses how long interest rates will remain high.


Private Equity Update 3-24-21
03/24/2021

In this episode Scott discusses the following: 1) Private investing now has a record $7.4 trillion under investment this year. 2) HC private equity hit a record 380 deals last year. Many of those midsize to small deals. Deal volume up 21%. 3) Blockchain.com raises $300 million.


Business Update 3-24-21
03/24/2021

In this episode Scott discusses the following: Dow down, Intel trying to reinvigorate, AWS appoints new CEO, Viacom stocks fall, and more.