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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Melvin: Private Equity Firms Struggle to Deploy Capital – Now What?

Fundraising by private equity funds will set a record in 2019. As of last month,  PE funds have raised $248 billion of new commitments. There were still two months left in the year. Blackstone (BX) had the most substantial raise at $27 billion for its latest fund that closed in September. Advent International raised a $17.5 billion fund that closed in June. And Brookfield (BAM) just announced the closing of a $9 billion fund.

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Here’s What Private Equity Giant Blackstone Group is Doing With It’s Money
November 26, 2019

Blackstone Group investments are always an interesting subject. The private equity and alternative asset management behemoth Blackstone has had a very successful fundraising year in 2019.

InvestIndustrial’s Seventh Private Equity Fund Raises €3.75 billion
November 26, 2019

Industrial group-turned private equity firm InvestIndustrial overshot the target of €3 billion for its seventh fund. InvestIndustrial, founded in 1990 out of an industrial group, is a leading European investment…

Lawmakers Trash Private Equity Report by Ernst & Young
November 21, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and other lawmakers call a report by Ernst & Young a result of “sham research.” In a hard-hitting letter to Ernst & Young, the…

Two Sigma Enters Private Equity with Sightway Capital Fund
November 21, 2019

Sightway Capital, the new private equity arm of Two Sigma, announced the final close of a new fund. The Sightway Capital I fund will center around building companies in financial…

Here’s What’s in the Apollo Management 13-F
November 20, 2019

The Apollo Management 13-F reveals what the private equity and alternative investment firm bought and sold in the third quarter. While we cannot see or benefit from their private holdings,…

HarbourVest Closes Fifth Fund at $3 Billion
November 20, 2019

HarbourVest Partners announced it has closed its latest fund at $3 billion. The private equity shop announced the HarbourVest Partners Co-Investment Fund V at oversubscribed. its original target was $2.5…

The Blackstone Group 13-F Recap for the Third Quarter
November 20, 2019

The Blackstone Group 13-F for the third quarter emerged this week. While we cannot see the private company holding of Blackstone in these filings, we can see what publicly traded…

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.

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.