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Private Equity: Lexington Partners Raises $14 Billion for Ninth Fund

Lexington Partners announced the closing of Lexington Capital Partners IX which raised $14 billion of commitments. Lexington Capital is one of the largest funds that invest in private equity and alternative assets. It focuses on sectors globally through a full range of negotiated secondary market transactions.

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Hedge Fund Marcato Capital to Shut Down, Return Capital to Investors
December 23, 2019

Marcato Capital Partners will showdown after two years of lackluster returns. Multiple media outlets reported the developments on Sunday. According to such reports, Marcato founder and PM Richard McGuire started…

Private Equity Firm Lone Star Buys BASF Chemical Business
December 23, 2019

Lone Star, the Dallas-based PE shop, has purchased the Construction Chemicals business of BASF. The $3.51 billion deal will likely close in Q3 2020. The deal comes as BASF attempts…

Former Hedge Fund BlueCrest Capital Now Sitting on a 50% Gain for 2019
December 23, 2019

BlueCrest Capital has earned 50% gains since the start of the year. This is a remarkably solid return after the company returned outside investor capital four years ago. The Financial…

Aberdeen Standard to Manage LF Woodford Income Focus Fund
December 23, 2019

Standard Life Investments will now manage the LF Woodford Income Focus fund, according to Link Fund Solutions. The arm of Aberdeen Standard Investments will replace Neil Woodford, whose flagship fund…

Community Banking: Evans Bancorp to Buy FSB Bancorp
December 20, 2019

Evans Bancorp announced this week plans to purchase FSB Bancorp (FSBC) for approximately $34.7 million. The price of $17.80 per share for FSB Bancorp will be paid 50% in cash…

Hedge Funds: November 2019 Saw Good Gains, says Preqin
December 20, 2019

A rally in the global markets pushed November hedge fund returns higher. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Funds benchmark gained +1.29% in November. That built on a +0.88% return in October…

Hedge Funds: ValueAct Capital Gets Access to Confidential Citi Information for Another Two Years
December 20, 2019

ValueAct Capital Gets Access to Confidential Citi Information for Another Two Years. In return, ValueAct will support Citi’s board and management. ValueAct Capital, one of the most followed activist hedge…

Real Estate: LaSalle’s 2020 ISA Advises Strategic Caution
December 20, 2019

The annual strategy report from LaSalle advises investors to maintain a strategic balance of offensive and defensive positions. LaSalle Investment Management’s Investment Strategy Annual (ISA) 2020 says investors need to…

Alternative Investments: SEC to Redefine The Term “Accredited Investor”
December 20, 2019

The SEC is proposing to amend the rules that define the term “accredited investor,” a class of investors allowed to invest in private market investments such as hedge funds and…

Activist Update: Jonathan Litt Wants to Create a Casino REIT Colossus
December 20, 2019

Jonathan Litt Wants to Create a Casino REIT Colossus. Litt’s firm, Land & Buildings (L&B), has accumulated a “significant” position in GLPI, Litt revealed on Twitter on Wednesday. Besides, GLPI…