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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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Blackrock Hires New HR Chief (And Other People on the Move)
October 7, 2019

BlackRock hires always generate headlines. The latest high-profile news is that the world’s largest asset manager has appointed Manish Mehta to the role of global head of human resources. Reuters…

Vista Equity Partners May Sell Partial Stake in Fintech Giant Finastra
October 7, 2019

Vista Equity Partners may look to sell up to 50% of its stake in Fintech firm Finastra. The private equity shop could reach a deal worth more than $10 billion, including…

Bitcoin Beat Tech Stocks This Year; Yes You Heard That Right
October 7, 2019

Bitcoin is the best performing asset year to date. After a power-packed rally during the first nine months of the year, the crypto is up 114% at $8,308. In comparison,…

Hedge Elliott Management May Join Apollo Global Management to Save EP Energy Corp.
October 7, 2019

The EP Energy bankruptcy might have a pair of saviors. Apollo Global Management and Elliott Management have put together a rescue plan for the bankrupt firm. A deal would allow…

Apollo Decentralized Exchange Enters Beta Trial for Digital Assets
October 7, 2019

The Apollo Decentralized Exchange (DEX) is open for business. Apollo Foundation has announced the launch of what it calls “a proprietary software package for the exchange of digital assets in…

Private Equity Giant KKR Announces Special Situations Fund III
October 7, 2019

Private equity giant KKR & Co wants to raise $1.5 billion for its third special situations fund. Reuters reported the June registration of KKR Special Situations Fund III. The private equity…

Hedge Fund Manager David Tepper Lays Out Family Office Plan
October 7, 2019

David Tepper, the billionaire hedge fund manager, will soon return capital to investors as he shifts toward a family office. However, Tepper will continue to manage money for 15 lucky…

Federal Reserve’s Harker: The Fed Will Have a Digital Currency (One Day)
October 7, 2019

Digital currency may come to the Federal Reserve in the future. Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker expects that the U.S. central bank will begin issuing a digital currency.

John McAfee Invents Something on Blockchain
October 7, 2019

McAfeeDex is poised to launch on Monday. Bitcoin advocate John McAfee announced the launch of his latest crypto project on Friday.

Peter Thiel’s VC Firm is Suing “Winnie Cooper’s” Sister
October 5, 2019

Crystal McKellar played Becky Slater on The Wonder Years. Her older sister is Danica McKellar, who played Winnie Cooper. And today, she faces a breach of contract lawsuit from Peter Thiel’s…