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: BGH Capital Makes Better Offer For Village Roadshow

Private equity firm BGH Capital has thrown its hat into the ring to acquire Village Roadshow. On Friday, BGH made an unsolicited counter-offer of $4 per share for Village. A month ago, Pacific Equity Partners (PEP) had offered to take over Village Roadshow, a cinema owner and Gold Coast theme parks operator, for $3.90 a share.

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ICANN Pauses Sale of PIR to Ethos Capital for 30 days
December 18, 2019

ICANN, the internet registration firm, announced it will pause its sale of the .org domain registry to the private equity firm Ethos Capital. The delay will last 30 days as stakeholders…

Francisco Partners and Evergreen Take LogMeIn Private
December 18, 2019

LogMeIn announced it has sold itself for $4.3 billion. The agreement allows the firm to go private thanks to a deal with Francisco Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital. The all-cash…

Private Equity: Global Infrastructure Partners to Invest $3 Billion in Indonesia
December 16, 2019

According to Indonesia’s Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan, private equity fund Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) could invest up to $ 3 billion in the country. He said…

Private Equity: Nobody Thought What Nancy Pelosi’s Drug Price Plan Would Do To Small Biotechs
December 12, 2019

With all the drama around Pelosi’s proposed drug pricing plan focused on the large pharma companies, nobody thought of the small guy. In fact, small biotechs are responsible for 7…

Private Equity Firm Leonard Green and Partners Closes Two Offerings
December 10, 2019

Leonard Green and Partners announced that it has closed two flagship private equity fund offerings. The firm’s eighth flagship private equity investment fund, Green Equity Investors VIII, raised a total…

Goldman’s Private Equity Clients All Fear a Recession
December 6, 2019

Goldman Sachs clients are hunkering down for a recession, but are still looking for multi-billion dollar investment opportunities. Speaking on a Bloomberg interview, Alison Mass, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s chairman…

Apollo Global Management Expands Japan Operations, Appoints Partner
December 6, 2019

Apollo Global Management is expanding its private equity business in Japan. The firm has also appointed Tetsuji Okamoto as a Partner, Head of Japan, to lead its efforts. His role…

Melvin: Private Equity Firms Struggle to Deploy Capital – Now What?
December 4, 2019

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…

Hedge Funds Blink; Private Equity Firms Free to Take Control of Inmarsat
December 4, 2019

A tense stand-off between activist hedge funds and private equity giants over British satellite company Inmarsat ended up a damp squib. Activists Oaktree, Kite Lake and Rubric Capital had a…

KKR European Fund V Details
December 4, 2019

The KKR European Fund V will focus on buyouts in Western Europe. The company announced this week that it has raised more than €5.8 billion from investors. In addition, the company…