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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The Private Equity Dilemma: There’s Simply Too Much Money on the Sidelines
January 7, 2020

The private equity industry has a problem. A big one. Dry powder, or uninvested cash, at private equity firms, totaled $1.45 billion at the end of 2019.

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Byron Wien And Joe Zidle Release Their Ten Surprises for 2020
January 6, 2020

Byron Wien, Vice Chairman of Blackstone Group, and Joe Zidle, Chief Investment Strategist in the Private Wealth Solutions group, released a list of “Ten Surprises for 2020.”

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Bernhard Capital Partners to Invest in Ascension Wastewater Treatment
January 2, 2020

Bernhard Capital Partners will invest in Ascension Wastewater Treatment, the largest private sewer utility operator in Louisiana. The private equity firm specializes in services and infrastructure.

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Private Equity, Venture Capital Investor Alan Patricof Bundles for Joe Biden
December 31, 2019

Alan Patricof, the founder of Apax Partners, sits among a very powerful list of bundlers for potential Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Over the weekend, Biden released the list of bundlers,…

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Private Equity: KKR Buys Overdrive in Latest Digital Media Push
December 30, 2019

Private equity investor KKR will purchase OverDrive Inc in a deal that will alter the future of digital reading. The Rakuten subsidiary is a widely used digital reading platform in…

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Private Equity: KKR Earns 5X on Divestment of Locomotive Leasing Company
December 27, 2019

Infrastructure investments can deliver solid returns judging from private equity giant KKR’s sale of European Locomotive Leasing (ELL) last week. ELL is a leading provider of electric locomotive leasing solutions…

Private Equity Firm Lone Star Looking to Buy Unizo Holdings?
December 24, 2019

Unizo Holdings, the Japanese hotel company, said this weekend that a new bidder has emerged with a friendly offer. U.S. investment fund Lone Star is expected to launch a tender…

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Adams Street Partners Raises $740 Million for 2019 Global Fund Program
December 23, 2019

Adams Street Partners announce the final closing of the Adams Street 2019 Partnership Fund Program. The firm locked up roughly $740 million in capital commitments. The global fund program received…

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Private Equity Firm Lone Star Buys BASF Chemical Business
December 23, 2019

Lone Star, the Dallas-based PE shop, has purchased the Construction Chemicals business of BASF. The $3.51 billion deal will likely close in Q3 2020. The deal comes as BASF attempts…

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Dealbook: Private Equity Fundraising to Drop in 2020
December 19, 2019

Private equity fundraising is set to decline next year, according to Pitchbook. In a report, the research firm projected that PE capital raising would slow down in the European and…

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