Hans van Swaay has a long and successful track record in private equity as partner of Lyrique, head of private equity at Pictet & Cie, managing director of UBS Capital, managing director of Merifin and as partner of Lowe Finance. He notes some worrying signs in the market at the moment: ‘Private equity is probably somewhat overheated. There’s a lot of money in there especially at the larger end – a lot of competition for few deals with a lot of money.’ It’s a warning issued from a position of considerable experience. But all in all, van Swaay is cautiously optimistic, pointing to PE’s ‘remarkable track record’. To add to his experience, he’s co-author of the book Private Equity 4.0: Reinventing value creation.
Hans van Swaay