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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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Leon Cooperman Writes Scathing Letter to Senator Elizabeth Warren
November 1, 2019

Leon Cooperman rips Elizabeth Warren in new letter for ‘soak-the-rich positions,’ and treating him like ‘an ungrateful child’

Nelson Peltz Sells 2.1 Million Shares of P&G Stock
November 1, 2019

Activist investor Nelson Peltz has sold about $267 million in Proctor & Gamble stock over three days. The CEO of the Trian Fund dropped about 2.1 million shares. 

Carlyle Group Reports Third Quarter Earnings
October 31, 2019

CG stock dipped 0.87% on Thursday Carlyle Group third-quarter earnings arrived on Thursday. In a statement, the global investment giant released its unaudited results for the period ending September 30, 2019. U.S….

Alan Howard Steps Down from His Post
October 31, 2019

Alan Howard, the founder of Brevan Howard Asset Management, is stepping down from his role as CEO. According to reports, Aron Landy, the firm’s chief risk officer, will assume the…

Activist Bill Ackman: WeWork is Worth “Zero”
October 31, 2019

Activist Bill Ackman thinks that WeWork might be worthless. During a talk at the Robin Hood investor conference, the hedge fund manager raised concerns about the work-sharing firm’s balance sheet.

Preqin: Hospitality REITs Looked Strong in 2018
October 31, 2019

A new Preqin report is out. Preqin joined asset manager Pro-invest Group to track the performance of the hospitality REIT industry. The result is a new study showing the sharp…

Melvin: Digesting KKR Earnings for Q3
October 30, 2019

KKR earnings came out this week. If you read the headlines surround the recent earnings report form KKR and Company (KKR), you would think the world had ended for the private…

Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System Bets Big on Alternatives
October 30, 2019

Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System is preparing to allocate about $1.4 billion toward alternative investment strategies. A report from Pension and Investments outlines the commitments from the teachers’ pension program. According to the…

Bakkt To Roll Out Bitcoin Options Before CME; Launch Date December 9
October 30, 2019

Bakkt will gain a lead on CME Group in the race to offer the first regulated options contract for bitcoin futures. Bakkt is the all-new ICE-sponsored Bitcoin exchange. Bakkt’s bitcoin…

Corporates and Banks Rejoice: Bottomline Launches Real Time Payments
October 30, 2019

Fintech firm Bottomline Technologies enhances its Digital Banking product with the addition of a Real-Time Payments module. Real-time payments are essential these days to a bank’s competitiveness, particularly in the…