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Goldman’s Private Equity Clients All Fear a Recession

Goldman Sachs clients are hunkering down for a recession, but are still looking for multi-billion dollar investment opportunities. Speaking on a Bloomberg interview, Alison Mass, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s chairman of investment banking, said: “Our clients are looking to put large amounts of capital to work.” She added that 30 billion dollar deals were doable – even as high as $80 billion if a strategic partner came in alongside the PE firm. But what about the risk of a recession?

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Prison For the Man Who Tried to Scam The Mooch
November 20, 2019

Premium Point Investments trader receives 40 months in prison for a mismarking scheme. Anthony Scaramucci has received justice from the firm that caused Skybridge Capital about a $79 million loss….

HarbourVest Closes Fifth Fund at $3 Billion
November 20, 2019

HarbourVest Partners announced it has closed its latest fund at $3 billion. The private equity shop announced the HarbourVest Partners Co-Investment Fund V at oversubscribed. its original target was $2.5…

The Blackstone Group 13-F Recap for the Third Quarter
November 20, 2019

The Blackstone Group 13-F for the third quarter emerged this week. While we cannot see the private company holding of Blackstone in these filings, we can see what publicly traded…

H.I.G. Capital Raises $3 Billion for New Fund in Less Than Four Months
November 20, 2019

H.I.G. Capital, the Miami buyout shop, has raised more than $3 billion for its new LBO fund. In less than four months, the firm completed a raise for its H.I.G. Middle…

Alden Global Capital Buys Stake in Tribune Publishing
November 20, 2019

Alden Global Capital has purchased Michael Ferro’s 25.2% stake in Tribune Publishing. Ferro was the largest shareholder of the newspaper company. The deal priced the stake at 9 million shares…

Commissioner Lee Focuses the SEC on a revamp of ESG
November 20, 2019

SEC Commissioner Allison Herren Lee wants the SEC to clarify its role and update disclosure requirements on ESG. In prepared remarks addressed to the Investment Advisory Committee (IAC), SEC Commissioner…

Here’s The Third Quarter KKR 13-F
November 20, 2019

The KKR 13-F emerged last week. Managers must submit 13-Fs every quarter. These forms list all the securities they own for themselves and their investors.

There’s Hope Still for a Bitcoin ETF; SEC Reviewing Bitwise Rejection
November 19, 2019

The SEC is revisiting its rejection last month of the proposal from Bitwise Asset Management for a Bitcoin ETF. In a document published on November 18, 2019, the United States…

Blurring Lines of Distinction Between Banks and Fintechs
November 19, 2019

Fintechs and techs are trying more and more to masquerade as banks. Should banks take the battle into the fintech camp? Here’s an interesting viewpoint: Incumbent and traditional banks are…

Spotify’s First Backer Northzone Closes $500 Million Venture Capital Fund
November 19, 2019

Northzone, the Swedish venture capital firm that backed Spotify out of the gate, announced its largest fund to date.