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Private Equity Shops are Going on a Startup Spending Spree, Says Pitchbook

A new Pitchbook report shows that private equity shops are snapping up an interesting alternative investment. Flush with dry powder, PE shops have been snapping up VC-backed startups, according to a report from Pitchbook. 

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What’s Inside The California State Teachers’ Retirement System Portfolio?
November 8, 2019

The California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) announced its latest asset allocation shifts this week. The $242 billion dollar scheme is shifting assets away from traditional equities.

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Elliott Management Supports Split of Nielsen Holdings
November 8, 2019

Nielsen Holdings has announced plans to split itself into two separate public companies. The plan – backed by Elliott Management – will unlock shareholder value.

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OpenGate Capital’s Second Institutional Fund Closes With a Flourish
November 8, 2019

Private equity firm OpenGate Capital’s Second Institutional Fund raised $585 million versus a target of $450 million. The enthusiastic support for OpenGate’s second institutional fund came from 23 investors located…

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Default Contagion Out of Emerging Markets Could Take Down This ETF
November 8, 2019

The iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB) has had a dream run so far, but it may be time to cash in. An article by Harrison Schwartz…

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J. Safra Sarasin’s Flagship Fund Rebranded in Line with ESG Strategy
November 8, 2019

Private banker and wealth manager J Safra Sarin have renamed their flagship fund ‘JSS OekoSar Equity – Global’ to ‘JSS Sustainable Equity – Global Thematic.’ The name change reflects the…

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BofAML: Assets at European ESG Equity Funds Could Rise by €1 Trillion
November 8, 2019

Regulatory compulsions and structural trends will boost assets under management at ESG equity funds in Europe, say BofAML analysts. In their study titled “ESG Matters – Europe: Great for the…

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Another Day, Another Massive Private Equity Buyout Fund
November 8, 2019

A KKR Asian Buyout Fund is now the talk of the alternative investment markets. KKR wants to raise a $15 billion buyout fund with a focus on Asian companies. The…

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Praesidium Investment Management Pushes for Sale of Instructure
November 7, 2019

Praesidium Investment Management is the latest firm to push for a sale of education software firm Instructure. The activist hedge fund has reportedly found “dozens” of private equity or other…

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This is How Much China’s Mutual Fund Industry Could Grow
November 7, 2019

The Chinese mutual fund market could jump 10-fold over the next decade. This prediction comes from Hua An Fund Management portfolio manager David Hu. The manager said that index-tracking mutual…

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U.S. Private Equity Fundraising Hits New Record
November 7, 2019

A new report shows that 2019 broke the record for private equity fundraising A new Pitchbook report says that private equity firms have raised record capital for a year. By…

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