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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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Mitsubishi Prepares to Launch U.S-Based REIT
November 19, 2019

Japanese trading giant Mitsubishi Corp. will launch its first U.S.-based real estate investment trust.

Buyout Shop Warburg Pincus Sells Accelya to Vista Equity Partners
November 19, 2019

Warburg Pincus has sold European airline services giant Accelya to private equity giant Vista Equity Partners. Multiple reports valed the deal at €1.5 billion.

Recap of the Brookfield Asset Management Earnings Report
November 19, 2019

The Brookfield Asset Management earnings report emerged last week. The company had another solid quarter. Fee-related earnings before performance fees increased 35% over the prior-year quarter.

Chinese Investors Pump In $120 Million Into Nigerian Fintech OPay
November 19, 2019

Chinese Investors Pump In $120 Million Into Nigerian Fintech OPay. Nigerian fintech OPay is an arm of Opera, which is based in Norway and majority-owned by Chinese. Opera founded OPay…

Workers Trust Artificial Intelligence More Than Their Bosses
November 19, 2019

Industrial automation is a major risk to jobs, according to thought leaders like Elon Musk. Even though robots could replace up to 800 million jobs by 2030, employees are happy…

Your ‘Feel-good’ ESG Fund is on a Tear: But Do You Know Why?
November 19, 2019

Investors should examine the underlying holdings of their ESG-focused funds to determine hidden portfolio risk. CNBC’s Mitch Goldberg warns that a lot of the outperformance in many ESG funds has…

AI Can Now Predict Lightning Strikes
November 19, 2019

An inexpensive tool combines machine learning and AI to forewarn of lightning bolts. A team of researchers from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, has found a way to use…

Private Equity Shop Ethos Capital Buys the .Org Domain Registry
November 19, 2019

Ethos Capital has purchased the Public Internet Registry, the group that maintains the .org registry. The private equity firm purchased the registry from the Internet society, according to a statement…

Casino “Whale” Caesars in Eldorado’s Net: Shareholders Green Light Their Merger
November 18, 2019

Thanks to Carl Icahn’s activism, and an $8.58 billion acquisition kitty, Eldorado is in the driver’s seat in US casino operations. It will soon have Caesars in its fold. After…

Taylor Swift Draws Private Equity Giant Carlyle into Her Music Spat
November 18, 2019

Tay Swift’s appeal for help has put Carlyle in the cross-hairs of both her fan following and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. In emotionally charged posts on Tumblr, pop star Taylor Swift…