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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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Cerebras Systems Launches AI Chip with a Record 1.2 trillion Transistors
August 19, 2019

Cerebras Systems, the hitherto stealth mode AI start-up, has come out swinging with its Cerebras Wafer-Scale Engine (WSE), the largest chip ever built “56x larger than any other chip, the…

Canadian private lenders suffer higher delinquencies versus traditional banks
August 18, 2019

Delinquency rates on loans advanced by private lenders are many times higher than those by traditional banks. An analysis of data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for the…

Softbank Will Loan $ 20 billion to Employees to Invest in Vision Two Fund
August 17, 2019

With investors not exactly lining up to park money in his second Vision Fund, Softbank head honcho Masayoshi Son plans to loan money to employees to invest in it This…

EU Member States Harder on Crypto Assets
August 17, 2019

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Negative Interest Rates: Danish Bank Unit Pays Interest to a Borrower
August 17, 2019

For the first time in its history, Realkredit Danmark, a lending unit of the Danske Bank Group, has had to pay out interest on a loan taken by a customer…

Listed Lending Platform Funding Circle Hits $10 Billion in Funds Issued
August 17, 2019

Listed lending P2P platform Funding Circle, headquartered in London, has surpassed the magic figure of $10 billion in funds loaned Launched in 2010, Funding Circle is the first P2P platform…

Bill Ackman at Pershing: He’s really pushing it
August 16, 2019

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Crescat Capital Celebrates the “Macro Trade of the Century”
August 16, 2019

This August one couldn’t have called it better: long precious metals, short yuan, and short equities Those are the three legs of Crescat Capital’s “macro trade of the century,” and…

30-Year Treasury Bond Slumps Under 2% for First Time
August 16, 2019

Markets fear a global recession. The old reliable 30-year bond just hit an all-time low. The 30-year treasury bond just hit an all-time low. While the Dow slumped 800 points…

That iconic Mustang from Bullitt may set a new muscle car record at 2020 auction
August 15, 2019

Mecum’s 2020 Kissimmee auction in January will notably feature the 1968 Ford Mustang driven by Steve McQueen in the movie Bullitt. This would be the first time the renowned car…