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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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ThoughtSpot, an AI-powered, Data Analytics Startup, Raises $248 Million
August 29, 2019

The latest funding round takes Thoughtspot’s valuation to $1.95 billion and total funding to $554 million Thoughtspot, which was founded in 2012 by Indian-origin tech entrepreneurs, is a US-based data…

Alto Receives Seed Funding from Family Office
August 29, 2019

Alto wrapped up a $5.4 million seed fund round led by led by Jefferson River Capital, the family office of Tony James, Executive Vice Chairman of Blackstone Also participating in…

Shanghai: 2019 World Artificial Intelligence Conference
August 29, 2019

The Shanghai expo on artificial intelligence commenced Thursday with plenty on the cards: A debate between Jack Ma and Elon Musk, deal-making and networking The highlights of the conference so…

The American Investment Council Lists PE as Top Asset for Pensions
August 28, 2019

In an impressive run, PE has topped the returns table at pensions for seven consecutive years. A study by the American Investment Council (AIC) of 165 US public pension funds…

Chinese Artificial Intelligence Start-Up Megvii Filing for $ 1 Billion IPO
August 28, 2019

Undeterred by the political turbulence in Hong Kong, Megvii Technology is going ahead with an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange The China-based artificial intelligence start-up, which…

The Libra Association Announces $10,000 Bug Bounty for Libra
August 27, 2019

The Libra Association has launched a bug bounty program that will reward up to $10,000 for a critical flaw found in the testnet code of its Libra stablecoin The Libra…

Hedge Fund Starboard Value Gets Papa John’s a New CEO
August 27, 2019

Rob Lynch, the Arby’s executive behind the “We have the meats” campaign is the new CEO of Papa John’s International. Hedge fund Starboard Value invested $250 million earlier this year…

M&A Deal News – August 27, 2019
August 27, 2019

GTCR boosts its AUM, Apollo Considers an Energy Deal, and WeWork buys a rival before its IPO M&A Deal News – August 27, 2019: M&A deal news from around the…

Preqin Survey: Alternatives investors wary of ‘toppy’ markets
August 27, 2019

According to the Preqin Investor Update on Alternative Assets H2 2019, a rising number of investors believe that equity markets are at a top and likely to correct Preqin, the…

Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund Exits Stake in Facebook.
August 27, 2019

The Founders Fund, which backed Facebook from its earliest days, has exited its stake in the social media company. The decision was part of a broader plan from the venture…