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 Credit: Coronavirus to Shift Market in Profound Ways

Private credit has been one of the fastest-growing areas of the credit market since the great credit crisis ended a decade ago. As banks stepped back from small and mid-market lending, especially in riskier areas like expansion and takeovers, funds sprang up to fill the void for a price. Institutions pensions placed enormous sums of money in private credit vehicles to capture higher yield as interest rates on other fixed-income investments declined steadily. The private credit markets have grown from just $237 billion in assets in 2008 to an estimated $812 billion today. That’s a growth rate of almost 12%. Some estimates say that 70% of small to midsize businesses are at least partially financed by private credit funds. Private Credit and Coronavirus Coronavirus will challenge and could reverse the rapid growth of private credit. It is going to be a lot harder to raise money in the private credit business until we know the full impact on the economy and financial markets. There is a real chance that pension funds, one of the biggest investors in private credit, will have to add to their equity portfolios. A significant market decline could trigger an asset allocation shift towards stocks. That…

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Private Equity: Steve Pagliuca Rebuts Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders
January 28, 2020

Steve Pagliuca, the co-chairman of Bain Capital, refuted claims made by Democratic frontrunners about the role of private equity. During the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Pagliuca touted the…

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Private Equity: BGH Capital Makes Better Offer For Village Roadshow
January 24, 2020

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…

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Private Equity: CITIC Capital Targets Huge Stake in McDonald’s Business in China
January 23, 2020

CITIC Capital, the Chinese private equity firm, is bidding for a 22% stake in the Chinese and Hong Kong businesses of McDonald’s Corp. The firm is looking to put some…

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Private Equity: Chicago-based Private Equity Fund Wynnchurh Closes Fifth Tranche at $2.3 Billion
January 23, 2020

Chicago-based Private Equity Fund Wynnchurh Closes Fifth Tranche at $2.3 Billion. The fund was launched in September with a target of $1.6 billion, and received a solid oversubscription. It specializes…

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Private Equity: Lexington Partners Raises $14 Billion for Ninth Fund
January 22, 2020

Lexington Partners announced the closing of Lexington Capital Partners IX which raised $14 billion of commitments. Lexington Capital is one of the largest funds that invest in private equity and…

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Next Generation Technology Growth Fund II Closes at $2.2 Billion
January 21, 2020

The KKR Next Generation Technology Growth Fund II has closed. KKR announced a $2.2 billion fund dedicated to growth equity investment opportunities in the technology space in North America, Europe,…

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Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman: Fewer Things to Buy Today for Private Equity
January 21, 2020

Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman confirmed our concerns about dry powder and higher valuations during an interview at the World Economic Forum. Schwarzman discussed the lack of opportunities with CNBC. The…

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Private Equity: KKR Outlook 2020 Suggests Volatility Ahead
January 17, 2020

Private equity leader KKR released its latest macro outlook this week. Head of Global Macro & Asset Allocation Henry McVey outlines where KKR thinks the best opportunities will be this…

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Key Takeaways from the J.P. Morgan Asset Management “Global Alternatives Outlook”
January 17, 2020

The Global Alternatives Outlook was released by JPMorgan Asset Management this week. The report provides a 12-18-month outlook across key alternative asset classes. The report also the views of the CEOs, CIOs,…

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Private Equity: AMP Capital’s Global Infrastructure Fund II (GIF II) Fund Closes with $3.4B Kitty
January 15, 2020

In an impressive encore, AMP Capital’s latest Global Infrastructure Fund II romped home with $3.4 billion, well-ahead of its targeted raise of $3 billion. The predecessor fund raised $2.4 billion…

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