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Fund Shack talks to the father of private equity

Jonathan Blake of Herbert Smith on Fund Shack

Jonathan Blake of Herbert Smith explains how he helped kick start European venture capital and private equity

Linear B Group’s Ross Butler spoke with Jonathan Blake, the creator of the private equity and venture capital limited partnership structure, for the latest Fund Shack podcast.

Mr Blake, who is currently head of international funds strategy at Herbert Smith Freehills, structured the first onshore vehicles for private capital investments in the 1980s and convinced the UK authorities of the structure’s validity.

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