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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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Troubles in Start-Up Land? Postmates Shuts Mexico City Office; Lays Off Workers
December 4, 2019

Postmates’ actions in Mexico City do not sit well with its $ 225 million fund raise in September. Postmates Shuts Mexico City Office; Lays Off Workers According to a report…

Hedge Fund Performance Fees Drop 11% in 2019
December 4, 2019

Hedge fund performance fees dropped 11% from the start of 2019 through October. Eurekahedge says that the average performance fee hit 13.3% in October. That figure is down from 15%…

The 2020 Democrats and Artificial Intelligence
December 4, 2019

Artificial intelligence and job displacement. That has emerged as an important them among working-class voters across the United States. With AI now targeting white-collar jobs, the stakes are going even…

KKR European Fund V Details
December 4, 2019

The KKR European Fund V will focus on buyouts in Western Europe. The company announced this week that it has raised more than €5.8 billion from investors. In addition, the company…

Another High-Level Exit, and Job Cuts, At Scandal-Rocked GAM Holding
December 4, 2019

No respite for GAM Holding as it weighs a 40% cut in its workforce and the departure of its Head of Investments. GAM Holding announced Monday the departure of Matthew…

Hedge Fund Manager, NFL Owner David Tepper Fires Ron Rivera in Carolina
December 3, 2019

Hedge fund manager David Tepper had announced plans to shakeup Appaloosa Management in January 2020. But today, he’s shaking up his NFL team, the Carolina Panthers. Tepper has fired the…

Is the Oil and Gas Industry Slow on the AI Uptake?
December 3, 2019

Considering that the world is awash in oil, the oil and gas industry should deploy artificial intelligence (AI) to improve efficiencies and cut costs. The lackadaisical adoption of artificial intelligence…

Go master Lee Se-dol Retires; Concedes AI is Better at the Game
December 3, 2019

South Korean Go master Lee Se-dol was the only human ever to defeat artificial intelligence (AI) Go player AlphaGo. In 2016, Go master Lee Se-dol managed to win one game…

World Bank Re-Enters The Danish Green Bond Market; Six Nordic Funds Invest
December 3, 2019

World Bank issued its debut green bonds in Denmark in 1997, the first and longest maturity green bond issued in that market. After a hiatus of 22 years, the World…

Dyal Raises Largest Fund Ever For Buying Stakes in PE Companies
December 3, 2019

Dyal Capital received a record commitment of over $9 billion for its Fund IV, with heavy oversubscription reached during the final hours. Dyal is a division of Neuberger Berman and…