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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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…

Whoa… Primavera Capital Raies $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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

U.S. Private Equity Fundraising Hits New Record
November 7, 2019

A new report shows that 2019 broke the record for private equity fundraising A new Pitchbook report says that private equity firms have raised record capital for a year. By…

Brookfield Asset Management Launches Its Fifth PE Fund
November 6, 2019

The new Brookfield Capital Partners V reached total equity commitments of $9 billion, according to Brookfield Asset Management. The company released a statement this week outlining the goals of the private…

MBK Partners Eyes $6 Billion Buyout Fund
November 6, 2019

MBK Partners aims to raise up to $6 billion for a new buyout fund. The firm – operated by ex-Carlyle Group executives – could reach its first close by the…