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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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CBRE Talks U.S. Net-Lease Investment for the Third Quarter
December 5, 2019

CBRE, the global real estate investment and advisory firm, released the third quarter U.S. Net-Lease Investment Report.

Inland Private Capital Corporation Announces Full Funding of Opportunity Zone Fund
December 5, 2019

Inland Private Capital Corporation announced the full funding of its first private placement offering by a qualified opportunity fund, Saint Paul Opportunity Zone. The fund will no longer accept any…

Liability Mismatch Strikes Again: £2.5 Billion M&G Property Fund in the U.K. Suspended
December 5, 2019

Is the Woodford Income Fund saga in replay? Property or unlisted shares – both are hard to sell. M&G Investments suspended dealings in its £2.5 billion M&G Property Portfolio with…

Natixis Investment Managers Survey Shows Shift To Private Investments
December 5, 2019

Natixis Investment Managers has released the results of its survey of investment managers this week. Natixis surveyed 500 institutional investors, who collectively manage more than $15 trillion in assets. These…

Real Estate: Ashford Hospitality Trust Sells 102-room SpringHill Suites Jacksonville
December 5, 2019

Ashford Hospitality Trust announced the sale of the 102-room SpringHill Suites Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida for $11.2 million. That price works out to be $109,000 per key. The sales price…

“Activist Wolf Packs” Could Close in on European ESG Laggards
December 4, 2019

The A&M Activist Alert is an analysis and predictor of shareholder activism in Europe. A&M used ESG ratings by Refinitiv of 1,300 European companies to segregate them into a ranking…

Melvin: Private Equity Firms Struggle to Deploy Capital – Now What?
December 4, 2019

Fundraising by private equity funds will set a record in 2019. As of last month,  PE funds have raised $248 billion of new commitments. There were still two months left…

Sequoia’s $3.4B Fund Raise: US-China Politics Take a Back Seat to Opportunity
December 4, 2019

Sequoia Capital has raised about $1 billion for late-stage U.S. investments and approximately $2.4 billion for venture and growth deals in China. Sequoia Capital has usually taken the path less…

Japan’s Mammoth Pension Fund Will No Longer Lend Shares to Short Sellers
December 4, 2019

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) feels a pang of ESG conscience and bans lending its foreign holdings to bears. The GPIF fund will lose a small but lucrative stream…

Hedge Funds Blink; Private Equity Firms Free to Take Control of Inmarsat
December 4, 2019

A tense stand-off between activist hedge funds and private equity giants over British satellite company Inmarsat ended up a damp squib. Activists Oaktree, Kite Lake and Rubric Capital had a…