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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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Neuberger’s ESG Investing to Include Small Japanese Companies
November 12, 2019

Neuberger Berman, a US private equity firm, is creating a niche ESG fund focused on small Japanese firms. Neuberger Berman is looking at small (also mid-sized) Japanese companies because they…

A Profitable Portfolio: Let Casino REITs Boost Your Odds
November 12, 2019

Daniel Adams, an analyst at Nomura Instinet, thinks gaming REITs are likely to be re-rated higher by investors. Valuations in the three-player sector could notch higher based on property sales,…

Is Private Equity Giant KKR Buying Walgreens Boots Alliance?
November 11, 2019

Is KKR buying Walgreens Boots Alliance? Based on a new buyout proposal, the answer could be “yes.” The private equity giant has put together a $70 billion proposal that would take…

With Tencent Backing It, a Virtual Blockchain Bank May Launch Sooner Than You Think
November 11, 2019

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has approved the issue of a banking license for a virtual bank to Tencent. Hong Kong has been quick off the mark to give digital…

The Top Market for European Real Estate Investment Is…
November 11, 2019

The top European real estate market for investors is Paris, France. That rank comes from a new report on emerging trends in the European markets from PwC and ULI. Paris…

Billionaires’ Wealth Falls for First Time in Three Years
November 11, 2019

The richest people in the world saw their wealth decline in 2018 for the first time in three years. According to the UBS/PwC Billionaires’ Report, the selective class of billionaires…

Nasdaq Deploys Artificial Intelligence for Market Surveillance
November 11, 2019

Nasdaq, for the first time, has brought in A.I. and machine learning to detect any malicious trading. “By incorporating AI into our monitoring systems, we are sharpening our detection capabilities…

CEO Firing: McDonald’s Investigation Commenced Weeks Before
November 11, 2019

McDonald’s became aware of CEO Steve Easterbrook’s relationship with a female employee two weeks before his firing on November 1. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company’s general counsel…

Does the Apple Card Like Women Less, or is it ‘black-box’ A.I.? DFS Investigating…
November 11, 2019

New York’s DFS, a financial regulator, will investigate whether the Apple Card differentiated between men and women over credit limits. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has accused the Apple Card of…

Canada’s CPPIB Boosts Investment in Renewables 100-Fold Since 2016
November 11, 2019

As of June 30, the CPPIB revealed it had $3.02 billion invested in renewable energy businesses. This amount is twice what it was last year. It’s also more than 100…