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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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For ESG-conscious investors: DIY ETFs (well, sort of)
July 25, 2019

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July 24, 2019

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July 24, 2019

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How a $147 billion pension plan will manage climate risk
July 24, 2019

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Texas Teachers rejigs allocations
July 24, 2019

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July 24, 2019

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eFront: VC return multiples touch record high in Q4 2018
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Hedge funds’ Investors are More ESG-Focused
July 24, 2019

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Crypto hedge fund Pantera: Bitcoin $42,000 possible in 2019
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