Private Equity, with ex-Terra Firma, Forbes 30 Under 30 awarded Founder of Starlake Capital, Melvin Chen

If you like the idea of investing in businesses or are interested in private equity, this episode is for you…


The Return interviewed the ex-Terra Firma, Forbes 30 Under 30 awarded Founder of Starlake Capital, a rapidly rising Asian Private Equity company, to demystify the world of Private Equity and Venture Capital.


The interview, with Melvin Chen, includes:

  • What Private Equity is really about, and how it differs from alternatives – for example in liquidity, and returns
  • How Private Equity performs (typically 25% IRR), and why
  • What’s happening in the Private Equity world, including the impact of technology, regulations, and global trends such as growth in Asian Private Equity


Melvin sheds light on what is often considered a murky asset class, which few people understand, and gives some great insights on what’s happening in the asset class.



About the author, Anna

Anna is a property investor / developer and business owner based in London.

She's loved investment in general, and property investment specifically, since studying the topics at Cambridge.

She got started properly with her own investments on the side of her first job the City.

She loved it, and after a few years, left to run her own investment and development business ( with her business partner and podcast co-host, Stefan.

As well as working together, they have the privilege of interviewing experts in the investment field for The Return Podcast.