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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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Challenger bank Monzo boosts valuation north of £2B after funding round
August 1, 2019

A recent £113 million investment by Y Combinator in digital challenger bank Monzo has ratcheted up the latter’s valuation to over £2 billion, double what it was just eight months…

Equinox Energy Fund Implodes After Dismal Performance
July 28, 2019

Equinox Energy Fund closes after losing 85% In a letter to investors, Equinox fund manager Sean Fieler attributes the losses to lousy stock picking and bear markets in E&P companies,…

Maarten Petermann to launch $500 million special situations fund
July 26, 2019

Petermann’s last-held position at JPM, that of European head of special situations, should be valuable experience when he runs his proposed Merlyn Advisors fund. Merlyn is targeting $500 million in…

Bill Miller rides Amazon stock, Bitcoin to 46% Return this year
July 26, 2019

Bill Miller acquired legendary status as a stock-picker when he outperformed the S&P500 for 15 consecutive years during his tenure at the Legg Mason Value Trust. Well, even at 69…

LSE snaps up Refinitiv for $27 billion
July 25, 2019

LSE shares surge higher on news of the deal; erstwhile Refinitiv owners will own 37% of LSE The three-hundred-year-old London Stock Exchange Group made a massive bid to extend its…

7IM: Dramatic rise in demand for sustainable and ESG strategies
July 25, 2019

Seven Investment Management’s Sustainable Balance Fund notches up £100 million AUM 7IM’s Sustainable Balance Fund, which garnered AUM of £100 million by this week, invests in a portfolio structured around…

German Fintech and Digital Bank N26 Gets a $3.5 Billion Valuation
July 25, 2019

The kind of valuations European fintechs are getting these days is calling into question the belief that Silicon Valley alone is the birthplace of the most promising startups. The recent…

Revolut Valuation: Is $10 billion on tap?
July 25, 2019

Revolut, the digital challenger bank, and fintech poster child may soon amass a worth of $10 billion, according to Simon Cook, investor, and board member.

Marquee Private Equity Investor Henry Kravis invests in alternative fund
July 25, 2019

Henry Kravis is said to have invested in San Francisco-based ParaFi, an alternative investment fund with a special focus on the fintech and blockchain ecosystem. ParaFi is led by founder…

Moody’s Acquires RiskFirst, a Fintech that Analyzes Risk
July 25, 2019

Moody’s is looking to enhance the product portfolio of its Moody Analytics unit by acquiring risk analysis fintech RiskFirst. RiskFirst’s offerings are geared towards institutional investors such as asset managers,…