Jonathan Blake, Herbert Smith Freehills
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Jonathan Blake is head of international funds strategy at Herbert Smith Freehills.
In the 1980s, Jonathan was responsible for devising the very first limited partnerships for venture capital and private equity in the UK and Europe, and was responsible for convincing the British government that these closed-ended funds were a legitimate structure and valuable business for the economy.
He is also responsible for four decades of carried interest being taxed as capital gains.
This podcast with Linear B Group‘s Ross Butler is the untold story of the birth of European private equity by the lawyer who was at the table and holding the pen when it all began.