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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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Crypto Hedge Fund Pantera: Bitcoin will Benefit from Libra’s Halo Effect
July 23, 2019

Pantera CEO Dan Morehead lauds Facebook’s SDR type strategy to collaterize Libra with the biggest currencies In an investor letter Pantera CEO Dan Morehead said Libra and Bitcoin shared certain…

BNY Mellon arm Alcentra raises €5.5 billion for private lending in Europe
July 23, 2019

With bankers reluctant to lend to small and medium-sized businesses in Europe after the financial crisis, direct lenders are willingly stepping into the breach. Proof of that is the response…

Pension funds welcome Blackrock’s new “long-term private equity” strategy
July 23, 2019

LTPC is aimed at high quality companies looking for a long term source of capital. “There’s a large population of strong, stable companies with a reciprocal need for a long-term…

British Fintech Transferwise Eyes U.S. Customers
July 23, 2019

British-born Netflix star Tan France will endorse the debit card from Transferwise soon to be launched in the US. Launched in the UK and Europe in 2018, the card has…

Point72 Asset Management Loses 20 Portfolio managers
July 23, 2019

Point72 Asset Management, once Steve Cohen’s family office, reopened to outside money in 2018. According to available information, Point72 employed about 1,400 people as of 2019. A Wall Street Journal…

Robinhood Valuation Hits $7.6 Billion after Recent Funding
July 22, 2019

Robinhood’s latest valuation of $7.6 billion is up more than a third from its 2018 valuation of $5.6 billion. Investors participating in the latest E series funding round, that raised…

Grayscale: Millennials and GenX could pump trillions into Bitcoin
July 22, 2019

A massive $68 trillion will pass in the coming years to younger generations, and a lot of it will flow to digital assets says Barry Silbert, chief executive of Grayscale,…

Gatwick Airport: An infrastructure investment that paid off handsomely for CalPERS
July 22, 2019

When the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) invested $155 million in Gatwick Airport nine years ago, they envisaged 32 million passengers annually. Gatwick is already catering to 46 million…

Private equity giant Trilantic North America raises $2.75 billion
July 22, 2019

Trilantic Capital Partners VI (North America) L.P. and its parallel fund named Fund VI North America said they raised $2.75 billion in the latter, closing at the hard cap limit.

Why private markets will expand faster than their public counterparts
July 22, 2019

In recent years, an interesting trend has appeared. Whereas earlier the public markets shouldered the responsibility for raising capital and liquidity for businesses, in recent times the private markets have…