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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Will Walgreens Shatter the Private Equity LBO Record?
November 6, 2019

KKR and other PE Firms are Eyeing the Pharmacy Benefits Giant Walgreen Boots Alliance is talking to private equity firms about going private. CNBC reports that KKR is one of…

Inmarsat Rejects Oaktree’s Push to Delay Court Hearing
November 5, 2019

Oaktree Capital had requested a delay to a takeover court hearing around the takeover of Inmarsat. The British satellite company, however, rejected the delay for the November 12 meeting. Oaktree…

An Ares Management Earnings Recap
November 5, 2019

Ares Management shows strong revenue gains. Ares Management earnings arrived last week. Revenue grew by 94% to $466.5 million year-over-year while the reported earnings of $.23 a share represented a…

Simplifya Exec John Vardaman: Cannabis and Banking Bring Transparency
November 1, 2019

Simplifya executive John Vardaman says that the Federal status of cannabis laws make it one of the most transparent industries for banking.

Melvin: Digesting KKR Earnings for Q3
October 30, 2019

KKR earnings came out this week. If you read the headlines surround the recent earnings report form KKR and Company (KKR), you would think the world had ended for the private…

KKR & Co Reports 23% Drop in Quarterly Profits
October 29, 2019

KKR & Co announced a 23% year-on-year decline in quarterly profits today. The firm’s report showed a dip in revenue as asset sales slow among private equity firms. Overall, post-tax…

Allworth Financial Buys RAA and Expands U.S. Reach
October 29, 2019

Allworth Financial is purchasing RAA, one of the country’s largest financial planning firms specializing in the airline industry. Based in Dallas, RAA manages roughly $2.8 billion of client assets. This…

Apollo Global Doubles Stake in Athene Holding
October 29, 2019

Apollo Global Management will buy an 18% stake in Athene Holding (NYSE: ATH). The $1.55 billion deal will see Apollo double its stake to roughly 35%. The purchase comprises about…

Melvin: Recapping the Blackstone Earnings Report
October 27, 2019

The Blackstone earnings report is always an important quarterly event. Over my years in the investment business, I have learned to watch what people are doing with their money instead…

Private Equity Giant Blackstone Reports Third Quarter Earnings
October 24, 2019

Private Equity Giant Sees Big Jump in Fee-Related Earnings Private equity company Blackstone Group reported earnings for the third quarter of 2019. GAAP net income was $1.2 billion for the…