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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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DevOps giant GitLab raises $268 million in a Series E round
September 17, 2019

DevOps giant GitLab raises $268 million in a Series E round. The software-cum-ops company said it was valued at $2.75 billion in the funding round GitLab’s $268 million funding was…

Sony Rejects Loeb’s Proposal to Spin Off the Semiconductor Business
September 17, 2019

Sony rejects Loeb’s proposal to spin off the semiconductor business. President and CEO Kenichiro Yoshida wrote to shareholders today saying the company intended to retain the business Backed by the…

CalPERS allocates more than $3 billion to real estate
September 17, 2019

CalPERS allocates more than $ 3 billion to real estate The pension continues its core policy to invest in real estate assets using moderate leverage The amount includes $ 30…

University of California Sees Assets Under Management Jump $7.4 billion in a year; PE a stellar performer
September 17, 2019

University of California’s assets under management jump $7.4 billion in a year; PE a stellar performer. The highlight of the University’s investment performance for the year was the impressive return…

The DailyAlts PlayBook – September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019

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ESMA warns EU asset managers that all is not well
September 16, 2019

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) said asset managers faced a deteriorating industry outlook and very high market risk In its most recent Trends Risks and Vulnerabilities Report for…

Research: High net worth millennials will dump banks and take to fintechs
September 16, 2019

Pricing strategy specialists Simon-Kucher & Partners find 60% of millennials are not happy with current wealth management services Banks and wealth managers should find ample cause for concern in the…

Marshall Islands to issue its own national cryptocurrency
September 16, 2019

Marshall Islands snubbed the IMF and overcame initial US Treasury objections to its issue of a state-backed digital currency The tiny Pacific republic is about to fructify its year-long effort…

Libra Association chief undeterred by regulatory outcry; says Libra cryptocurrency will launch 2020
September 16, 2019

Bertrand Perez, General Director of the Libra Association, said Facebook would not delay the launch of Libra In an interview with online French news site Les Echos, Perez confirmed that…

Facebook’s Libra: Paypal non-committal in the face of regulatory rumblings
September 16, 2019

PayPal, a member of the Libra Association, said its membership is “a non-binding commitment” There is somewhat of an international furor around Facebook’s proposed Libra digital currency. Central banks, financial…