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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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Another Day, Another Massive Private Equity Buyout Fund
November 8, 2019

A KKR Asian Buyout Fund is now the talk of the alternative investment markets. KKR wants to raise a $15 billion buyout fund with a focus on Asian companies. The…

Praesidium Investment Management Pushes for Sale of Instructure
November 7, 2019

Praesidium Investment Management is the latest firm to push for a sale of education software firm Instructure. The activist hedge fund has reportedly found “dozens” of private equity or other…

This is How Much China’s Mutual Fund Industry Could Grow
November 7, 2019

The Chinese mutual fund market could jump 10-fold over the next decade. This prediction comes from Hua An Fund Management portfolio manager David Hu. The manager said that index-tracking mutual…

U.S. Private Equity Fundraising Hits New Record
November 7, 2019

A new report shows that 2019 broke the record for private equity fundraising A new Pitchbook report says that private equity firms have raised record capital for a year. By…

Greystar Real Estate Partners Raises $2 Billion for GEP X
November 7, 2019

Greystar Real Estate Partners raised $2 billion for a new U.S. multifamily fund. Further, the new fund will target multifamily investments in the U.S. markets.

Banking Giant Banco Santander Snaps Up Control of Fintech Ebury To Focus on the Small Guys
November 7, 2019

Traditional bank Santander paid £350 million for 50.1% of payments fintech Ebury. Banco Santander’s focus on small businesses as new clientele led it to buy a controlling interest in Ebury….

Liquid Alternative ETFs on Institutional Shopping Lists
November 7, 2019

A study commissioned by IndexIQ reveals that there could be a surge in institutional interest in liquid alternative ETFs. This trend could push up their assets to $114 billion, or…

Artificial Intelligence Bias: On Trust, Complexity, and Diversity
November 7, 2019

Just as in computers “Garbage In = Garbage Out,” so also in Machine Learning: “Bias In = Bias Out.” The Microsoft Twitter chatbot Tay had to be hastily withdrawn after…

Melvin: Breaking Down Jones Lang LaSalle’s Outlook
November 7, 2019

Jones Lang LaSalle released its third-quarter U.S. Office outlook recently. The global commercial real estate firm found that conditions are generally good.

The McGillivray Group Ties Up With Canadian REIT District Property Trust
November 7, 2019

Real Estate Expert Scott McGillivray & the McGillivray Group will provide expertise on acquisitions and growth to District Property Trust. Scott McGillivray is an expert real estate investor who owns…