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Private Equity: Lexington Partners Raises $14 Billion for Ninth Fund

Lexington Partners announced the closing of Lexington Capital Partners IX which raised $14 billion of commitments. Lexington Capital is one of the largest funds that invest in private equity and alternative assets. It focuses on sectors globally through a full range of negotiated secondary market transactions.

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Hedge Fund Whitebox Advisors is Making a Big Bet on Gunmaker Remington
November 12, 2019

Whitebox Advisors is replacing a number of banks as a lender to Remington Outdoor Company. While Wall Street turns away from gun producers, the credit-focused hedge fund sees opportunity on…

Preqin Executive Report: Less than 12% of Senior Roles in Alternatives Are Occupied by Women
November 12, 2019

A new Preqin executive report shows that women hold a small number of executive roles in the alternative investment industry. Preqin data shows that more women are working in the…

Alipay’s Brute Power on Display on Singles Day
November 12, 2019

Alipay is the 800-pound gorilla in the global fintech room. It processed more than US$38 billion of payments in a single day. Alipay’s global fintech supremacy is without question. On…

Neuberger’s ESG Investing to Include Small Japanese Companies
November 12, 2019

Neuberger Berman, a US private equity firm, is creating a niche ESG fund focused on small Japanese firms. Neuberger Berman is looking at small (also mid-sized) Japanese companies because they…

A Profitable Portfolio: Let Casino REITs Boost Your Odds
November 12, 2019

Daniel Adams, an analyst at Nomura Instinet, thinks gaming REITs are likely to be re-rated higher by investors. Valuations in the three-player sector could notch higher based on property sales,…

Is Private Equity Giant KKR Buying Walgreens Boots Alliance?
November 11, 2019

Is KKR buying Walgreens Boots Alliance? Based on a new buyout proposal, the answer could be “yes.” The private equity giant has put together a $70 billion proposal that would take…

With Tencent Backing It, a Virtual Blockchain Bank May Launch Sooner Than You Think
November 11, 2019

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has approved the issue of a banking license for a virtual bank to Tencent. Hong Kong has been quick off the mark to give digital…

The Top Market for European Real Estate Investment Is…
November 11, 2019

The top European real estate market for investors is Paris, France. That rank comes from a new report on emerging trends in the European markets from PwC and ULI. Paris…

Billionaires’ Wealth Falls for First Time in Three Years
November 11, 2019

The richest people in the world saw their wealth decline in 2018 for the first time in three years. According to the UBS/PwC Billionaires’ Report, the selective class of billionaires…

Nasdaq Deploys Artificial Intelligence for Market Surveillance
November 11, 2019

Nasdaq, for the first time, has brought in A.I. and machine learning to detect any malicious trading. “By incorporating AI into our monitoring systems, we are sharpening our detection capabilities…