Private Market Talks: Conversations and insights on the private markets with private capital’s leading figures.

Private Market Talks: Conversations and insights on the private markets with private capital’s leading figures.

Conversations and insights on the private markets with private capital’s leading figures. Hosted by Proskauer Partner, Peter Antoszyk.


May 22, 2023 40 mins

Jonathan Grayer, Chairman and CEO of Imagine Learning, has been an executive, an owner, a founder, and a growth investor. In episode seven of Private Market Talks, Jonathan takes us through his history as CEO and Chairman of Kaplan; founder of Weld North; partnerships with KKR, Silverlake and Onex; and management and investment in Imagine Learning, which today is the largest provider of K-12 digital curriculum to U.S. school system...

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In this episode, Jason Shuman, General Partner at Primary VC, gives us a window into his world of early-stage venture capital investing and discusses the multitude of stars that must align to lead to success. Jason shares his perspective on the venture investment landscape, what he looks for in founders when making a “go/no go” investment decision, the importance of the founder-investor relationship, and where he sees opportunities...

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As capital allocators look out at the global and domestic landscape, escalating geopolitical risks cannot be ignored. Change is happening rapidly and capital allocators are looking for new ways to understand and assess these risks. This is why we are thrilled to welcome Tina Fordham, Founder of Fordham Global Foresight, to Private Market Talks.

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As private credit lenders move up market, Mike Ewald, partner at Bain Capital Credit, joins the Private Market Talks podcast to discuss how big the market might get, when – and if – the syndicated market comes back, and what competition between banks and direct lenders might look like in the future. In the wide-ranging discussion, Mike also shares his thoughts on the shrinking denominator effect, rising interest rates and what he s...

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On Episode 3 of Private Market Talks, Carlyle’s Justin Plouffe, managing director and deputy chief investment officer for Global Credit, talks about opportunities for credit investors in the current environment and what he’s keeping his eyes on in the coming months. From what’s powering growth in the market to how he assesses deals, Justin’s unique perspective is a must-listen for investors, borrowers and others across the private ...

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In this installment of Private Market Talks, Brent Humphries, President and Founding Member of AB Private Credit Investors, speaks with us from his home in Austin, Texas. Over the course of the episode, Brent shares his thoughts on the connection between driving Alpha and platform design, the resiliency of software/SaaS companies in the middle market and much, much more. 

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In the first episode of Private Market Talks, host Peter Antoszyk sits down with Dan Pietrzak, co-head of Private Credit at KKR. Peter and Dan talk about their journeys in private credit, the importance of culture in building and scaling a successful team, and navigating opportunities and headwinds in private credit.

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The private market has exploded over the last 10 years. But how it works is less obvious. Come join host Peter Antoszyk in conversations with leading investors, asset managers and other capital allocators while we take a fresh look at what’s driving investors to pour billions of dollars into this alternative market. Together, we’ll hear their strategies and stories. And learn the secrets of their success.

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