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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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Hoplite Capital to Shut Its Doors After 16 Years
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The announcement came in a letter to shareholders after lackluster returns. John Lykouretzos will shutter Hoplite Capital and return capital to investors. The hedge fund manager addressed his decision in…

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The $1.625 billion deal is another win for the private equity shop Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has announced it will sell cloud-software firm iPipeline for $1.625 billion. Roper Technologies…

Did BlackRock Lose $90 Billion of Client Money on Fossil Fuels
August 7, 2019

It depends on how one defines opportunity costs and if you cherry pick data… But “Big Oil” might be to blame The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEFFA) has…

Abraxas Global Asset Management Opens GAM Platform for Investors
August 7, 2019

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Blackstone Buys Stake in BC Partners
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Raymond Svider’s shop gets a boost of confidence. The Blackstone – BC Partners deal is official. Following a big run up, the U.S. private equity giant plans to invest $560…

JPMorgan launches global real assets fund
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Barclays Predicts Big Gains Ahead for Private Equity Stocks
August 7, 2019

Alternative asset demand, corporate conversions, and even a recession are positive catalysts for PE shops Barclays is bullish for private equity stocks heading into the backend of 2019. Barclays analyst…