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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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 $2.4 billion for its management services division. That arm of the company provides logistics and technical services to the Federal government.

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Leeds Equity Partners Buys VitalSmarts from TwentyEighty
October 1, 2019

Leeds Equity Partners has acquired VitalSmarts from TwentyEighty. Vital Smarts is a provider of communication, execution, and, leadership development training.

What’s the Matter With Chinese Private Equity?
September 26, 2019

Chinese private capital dealings slumped dramatically in the first half of the year. A new report from the Emerging Market Private Equity Association reveals startling figures on the state of…

Blackstone Chief Schwarzman: Private Assets Valuations Too High, Bubble-like
September 26, 2019

Stephen Schwarzman, the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of the Blackstone Group said dot.com like conditions prevailed in the startup industry. He said asset valuations had reached bubble-like proportions and that…

Private Equity in the Dock for Alleged “Surprise Billing Practices”
September 19, 2019

A bipartisan Congressional investigation is to determine whether private equity giants are behind price gouging in emergency care. “Surprise billing practices” are unexpectedly large medical bills from an out-of-insurer-network physician…

University of California Sees Assets Under Management Jump $7.4 billion in a year; PE a stellar performer
September 17, 2019

University of California’s assets under management jump $7.4 billion in a year; PE a stellar performer. The highlight of the University’s investment performance for the year was the impressive return…

Private equity is the top gainer for the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS)
September 13, 2019

A healthy 19.18% gain on its private equity asset class powered an overall return of 8.35% at the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS)during the last fiscal year As a…

Leon Cooperman: High odds of interest rates going up make private equity risky
September 12, 2019

The legendary hedge fund manager said declining interest rates had propped up returns in PE, but this could change Cooperman was speaking at an event hosted by the New York…

Vista Equity Partners Raises Largest Tech-Focused PE Fund in History.
September 6, 2019

Tech funds still generate massive demand from investors Vista Equity Partners has raised the largest technology-focused PE fund in history. The shop raised $16 billion in outside capital for its…

M&A Deal News – September 3, 2019
September 3, 2019

Carlyle Goes in AI, ADM Leads a New Financing Round, Brightstar Capital Scores a Nutrition Company M&A Deal News – September 4, 2019:  Each day, we focus on M&A deal…

Alternative Investments: Warning Alarms are Sounding
September 3, 2019

Could the mountain of ‘dry powder’ be too much of a good thing? Warning notes are sounding that fund managers, weighed under by mounting investible funds with few good enough…