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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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IBM Unveils “Trust Your Provider” Blockchain Project
August 7, 2019

The new project aims to reduce time-consuming manual processes The new IBM blockchain project “Trust Your Supplier” (TYS) debuted this week. In a press release, IBM said TYS is “designed…

Ray Dalio: Bet Both Sides of the Sino-U.S. Trade War
August 7, 2019

The Bridgewater founder told investors in an interview to bet on “both horses in the race” as global tensions heighten. Ray Dalio, the outspoken founder of Bridgewater Associates, told investors…

Klarna payments platform hits $5.5 billion valuation
August 7, 2019

The darling of Scandanavia just became the largest private fintech startup in Europe. It didn’t take long for the Klarna payments platform to hit a valuation of $5.5 billion. Ahead…

Bill Ackman Ditches Stakes in United Technologies, ADP
August 7, 2019

Activist manager Bill Ackman walks away from two positions. Pershing Square Capital Management chief Bill Ackman is out of United Technologies (NYSE: UTX). The outspoken activist manager chose to drop…

Barings Taps Hedge Fund Manager to Lead Institutional Division
August 6, 2019

Stewart Russell makes the jump from Moore Capital management. Barings, an asset manager owned by MassMutual, announced it has hired hedge fund manager Stewart Russell to the role of Head of…

Alleged Hedge Fund Fraud Links Lewitt, Biden’s Brother
August 6, 2019

Two healthcare companies are suing a hedge fund manager and James Biden Accusations of hedge fund fraud are back in the headlines. A hedge fund manager and the brother of…

Preqin: Nearly 4,000 PE firms looking to raise $1 trillion globally
August 2, 2019

Preqin, a leading provider of data on alternative assets, has issued a report on private equity and venture capital trends during the second quarter of 2019.

Private Equity in Europe: Headlines Bad, Reality Good
August 1, 2019

Investors have, over the years, gotten fed up with Europe’s forever ‘tomorrow-story.’ Disillusioned investors have pushed down valuations to attractive levels, and understandably, private equity is circling.

Hedge fund Fees: Element Capital Eyes 40%
August 1, 2019

Hedge fund star Jeffrey Talpins is bumping up the performance fee at his Element Capital hedge fund from the already pricey 25% to 40%. However, the fund will cut its…

CipherTrace Cryptocurrency AML Report: $4.26 billion siphoned during the first half of 2019
August 1, 2019

Its a big, evil world out there in cryptoverse. Scams and hacks abound, and the amounts are getting bigger The CipherTrace Cryptocurrency AML Report for Q2 2019 makes for some…