Private Equity

Global private equity firms are sitting on more than $2.1 trillion in “Dry Powder.” Their investment decisions and purchasing power will shape the public and private investment markets in ways that shape the future of the global economy. DailyAlts provides constant updates and insights on deal-making, regulatory shifts, global capital flows, and more.

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Private Equity: Is Dave and Busters a PIPE Dream?

Dave and Busters (NASDAQ:PLAY) have been hard hit by the economic downturn. The restaurant and arcade company closed its stores across the United States. It furloughed at least 15,000 hourly team members, store management, and corporate staff. Meanwhile, it cut the compensation of the senior leadership team by 50 percent. And the Board of Directors has suspended Directors’ cash compensation for the remainder of the year. So… what next?

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H.I.G. Capital Raises $3 Billion for New Fund in Less Than Four Months
November 20, 2019

H.I.G. Capital, the Miami buyout shop, has raised more than $3 billion for its new LBO fund. In less than four months, the firm completed a raise for its H.I.G. Middle…

Here’s The Third Quarter KKR 13-F
November 20, 2019

The KKR 13-F emerged last week. Managers must submit 13-Fs every quarter. These forms list all the securities they own for themselves and their investors.

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Buyout Shop Warburg Pincus Sells Accelya to Vista Equity Partners
November 19, 2019

Warburg Pincus has sold European airline services giant Accelya to private equity giant Vista Equity Partners. Multiple reports valed the deal at €1.5 billion.

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Taylor Swift Draws Private Equity Giant Carlyle into Her Music Spat
November 18, 2019

Tay Swift’s appeal for help has put Carlyle in the cross-hairs of both her fan following and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. In emotionally charged posts on Tumblr, pop star Taylor Swift…

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Whoa… Primavera Capital Raises $3.4 Billion China Fund
November 12, 2019

Primavera Capital Group has raised $3.4 billion for its Primavera Capital Fund III. This is the second-largest close ever by a domestic manager with a focus on China. The record…

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Neuberger’s ESG Investing to Include Small Japanese Companies
November 12, 2019

Neuberger Berman, a US private equity firm, is creating a niche ESG fund focused on small Japanese firms. Neuberger Berman is looking at small (also mid-sized) Japanese companies because they…

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Is Private Equity Giant KKR Buying Walgreens Boots Alliance?
November 11, 2019

Is KKR buying Walgreens Boots Alliance? Based on a new buyout proposal, the answer could be “yes.” The private equity giant has put together a $70 billion proposal that would take…

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Blackstone Group is Getting into the Dating Game
November 8, 2019

MagicLab, a developer of dating and social networking apps, has a new beau. Private equity giant Blackstone Group is buying a $3 billion stake in the company. MagicLab’s properties include Bumble…

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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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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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