A poor workman blames his tools

There was much grumbling by the venture capital GPs attending the European Venture Capital & Private Equity Association’s (EVCA) annual symposium in London mid June that the conference appeared to be all about buyouts. It wasn’t, and maybe it’s just the buyouts’ turn; after all, no one wanted to talk that much about buyouts during the annual symposiums in 1999 to 2001 when it seemed to be venture or nothing.