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 Merger: Aksia Buys Out TorreyCove Capital Partners
January 14, 2020

New York advisory Aksia will purchase private equity consultancy TorreyCove Capital Partners. The deal will see the two firms marry under the name Aksia. Aksia has specialized in private credit…

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Pitchbook: Private Equity Firms Topped $300 Billion in Fundraising Last Year
January 10, 2020

Pitchbook data reveals that private equity firms shattered fundraising records last year as investors seek alternatives to traditional markets. A new report shows that PE shops raised more than $300…

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Private Equity: TPG to Launch Strategic Capital Fund
January 10, 2020

TPG has announced plans to launch a new strategic fund that emphasizes stakes in public companies. The activist bend operates on a different approach. Rather than taking the hostile approach…

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Private Equity: Sustainability Ratings Provider EcoVadis Gets $200 Million Investment
January 10, 2020

The Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) space commands a lot of investing heft these days. That much is evident from the confidence placed by CVC Growth Partners in EcoVadis, a provider of sustainability…

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Private Equity: Nuveen Combines Two Owned Entities to Form a $21B Private Capital Platform
January 10, 2020

Nuveen has created a unique direct access private capital platform by bringing together its private equity and junior capital group with Churchill Asset Management, its middle-market senior loan and unitranche…

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Private Equity: Manulife Investment Management Closes $1.5 Billion PE Fund
January 9, 2020

Manulife Investment Management has closed $1.5 billion in commitments for a new fund, Manulife Private Equity Partners (MPEP). MPEP is the company’s first fund-of-funds product. It is part of the…

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Private Equity: Insight Partners To Buy Cloud Giant Veeam in $5 Billion Deal
January 9, 2020

Insight Partners announced plans to purchase Swiss data management firm Veeam Software. The private equity shop plans to purchase the company for $5 billion. Insight will make the purchase about…

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Private Equity: Shoreline’s Inaugural Private Equity Fund Raises $300 Million
January 9, 2020

Private equity firm Shoreline Equity Partners, LLC began raising funds for its maiden buyout fund in March. It announced Tuesday the final closure of the fund at its hard cap…

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Private Equity: Platinum Equity Partners Raises $10 Billion for Fifth Flagship Fund
January 9, 2020

Platinum Equity Partners has joined an exclusive group of alternative investment firms. The private equity shop has raised $10 billion for its latest fund. The firm had raised $7 billion…

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Private Equity: Final Close of Platinum Equity Capital Partners V at $10 Billion
January 8, 2020

Platinum Equity, the private equity firm founded in 1995 by billionaire Tom Gores, announced Tuesday the close of its fifth global buyout fund with commitments totaling $10 billion. The interest…

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