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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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Emerson Electric Concedes to Activist Fund, Appoints Mark Blinn to Board
November 7, 2019

Emerson Electric, a U.S. factory automation company, has appointed Mark Blinn to its board of directors.

eToro Bulks Up on Crypto Services; Acquires Delta’s Portfolio Tracker
November 7, 2019

eToro, the multi-asset social and copy trading brokerage, acquired Delta for a reported $5 million. The portfolio tracker gives a bird’s eye view of the crypto market across 6,000 assets…

Brookfield Asset Management Launches Its Fifth PE Fund
November 6, 2019

The new Brookfield Capital Partners V reached total equity commitments of $9 billion, according to Brookfield Asset Management. The company released a statement this week outlining the goals of the private…

Sen. Ron Wyden Demands Study on Opportunity Zone Management
November 6, 2019

Opportunity Zones have become topics of interest among institutional investors. The passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act pushed through opportunity zones as potential long-term investments.

Juniper Research: B2B Cross Border Payments to Boom on Blockchain
November 6, 2019

Juniper Research predicts that B2B cross-border payments on Blockchain will boom over the next five years. The report suggests that these payments will boom from $171 billion this year to…

David Rubenstein: ESG Will Have a Big Role in Private Markets
November 6, 2019

David Rubenstein said Tuesday that ESG factors now play a big role in how investors allocate capital in the private markets. The Carlyle Group co-executive chairman discussed environmental, social, and…

McKinsey: North American AUM Hit $43 Trillion Last Year
November 6, 2019

A new McKinsey report puts total North American AUM at $43 trillion. The market hit that figure saw a 7% jump from the previous year. That said, industry profits (not-including…

MBK Partners Eyes $6 Billion Buyout Fund
November 6, 2019

MBK Partners aims to raise up to $6 billion for a new buyout fund. The firm – operated by ex-Carlyle Group executives – could reach its first close by the…

Ray Dalio Thinks the World Has Gone Mad
November 6, 2019

Bridgewater Associates chief Ray Dalio issued a lengthy warning to the global markets. In a LinkedIn post date November 5, Dalio said that the “World has gone mad and the…

UK Regulator: Fire Fund Managers Who Ignore Climate Change
November 6, 2019

Guy Opperman says we have settled science. Guy Opperman had some tough words for money managers who “ignore” climate change. The U.K. minister for pensions and financial inclusion said pension…