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: Coty Sells Majority Stake of Hair Business to KKR

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Beauty products firm Coty (NASDAQ: COTY) and KKR (NYSE: KKR) have entered into a strategic transaction for Coty’s Professional and Retail Hair business. The transaction includes the Wella, Clairol, OPI and Good Hair Day brands. The deal values the businesses at $4.3 billion on a cash- and debt-free basis. KKR will own 60% of this separately managed entity. Coty will own the remaining 40%. KKR is investing $1 billion directly into the firm through the issuance of convertible preferred shares. Inside the Coty Deal The transaction allows Coty management to focus on Prestige and Mass Beauty and develop increased cost competitiveness. By retaining a 40% stake in Wella, Coty’s shareholders can still benefit from the growth opportunities for Wella’s business and its long-term value creation. Coty will also be able to will reinvest in its power brands. These include Sally Hansen, Rimmel, CoverGirl, and Max Factor. The company is targeting a net reduction in fixed costs of approximately $600 million in cash over the next 3 years. This equates to 25% of its pro forma fixed cost base. The one-off costs associated with this program come in around $500 million. These measures will drive strong financial improvement at Coty through…

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LGT Capital Partners Announces Close of $1 Billion Asian Fund
October 16, 2019

LGT Capital Partners announced the successful raise of $1 billion. The Swiss alternatives manager will allocate the capital to its fourth private equity fund in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Hilton Grand Vacations Might Experience a Bidding War
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Hilton Grand Vacations may soon experience a bidding war from two private equity titans. Apollo Management has reportedly made an offer for the Orlando0based timeshare company. Early reports suggest a…

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KKR & Co Cuts IPO Price for Latitude Financial
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KKR & Co and its investment partners will lower the IPO price for their Australian non-bank lender Latitude Financial. A Reuters report indicates that the private equity giant could drop…

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Two Private Equity Firms Buy Management Services Arm of AECOM
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Private equity firms Lindsay Goldberg and American Securities are buying assets from construction giant AECOM. The target company issued a report this morning saying it agreed to a deal worth…

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Cerberus Buys Closure Systems International from Reynolds Group
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Cerberus Capital Management announced that one of its affiliates has entered into a definitive agreement to buy assets from Reynolds Group. The private equity giant will acquire the North American,…

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Madison Dearborn Partners Eyes Eighth Fund, Sets $4.5 Billion Goal
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Madison Dearborn Partners, a Chicago-based private equity giant, is launching its eighth fund. The company wants to raise $4.5 billion. The figure would top the $4.4 billion it raised for…

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Melvin: What People Are Getting Wrong About The Private Equity Buyout Study
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The Economic Effects of Private Equity Buyouts is a study generating a lot of headlines. These headlines would suggest that private equity has negative impacts on the companies they buy,…

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