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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New KKR Leadership in Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific

KKR leadership changes occurred this week. The private equity giant promoted six people (in three pairs) to lead the firm’s private equity businesses in the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

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Private Equity Firm KKR Snaps Up Campbell’s International Business for $2.2 billion
July 24, 2019

According to reports, private equity giant KKR has pipped Australian rival Pacific Equity Partners to the post in the race to acquire Campbell Soup’s international business including Arnott’s biscuits. The…

PE and the ‘Stop Wall Street Looting Act of 2019′ – pros and cons for Americans
July 24, 2019

Does the private equity industry need to be reined in? A look at both sides of the coin Though the private equity industry is attracting unfavourable attention following its strident…

Pension funds welcome Blackrock’s new “long-term private equity” strategy
July 23, 2019

LTPC is aimed at high quality companies looking for a long term source of capital. “There’s a large population of strong, stable companies with a reciprocal need for a long-term…

Robinhood Valuation Hits $7.6 Billion after Recent Funding
July 22, 2019

Robinhood’s latest valuation of $7.6 billion is up more than a third from its 2018 valuation of $5.6 billion. Investors participating in the latest E series funding round, that raised…

Private equity giant Trilantic North America raises $2.75 billion
July 22, 2019

Trilantic Capital Partners VI (North America) L.P. and its parallel fund named Fund VI North America said they raised $2.75 billion in the latter, closing at the hard cap limit.

Celeb Chef Gordon Ramsay Inks PE Deal to Expand Across America
July 20, 2019

“I look at the lines outside the door,” says celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, referring to his highly successful fish-and-chips restaurants at Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Between them, the two…

Economic patriot and Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren: Private equity firms are “vampires”
July 19, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, who inaugurated her “economic patriotism” proposal about a month ago, unveiled fresh new strategies Thursday. She proposes to rein in private equity players and roll…

Bain Capital, Carlyle Announce Bid to Takeover Osram
July 7, 2019

Bain Capital LLC and Carlyle Group LP last week made a takeover offer for German lighting manufacturer Osram Licht AG at €35 ($39.50) a share, a premium of about 21%…

Private equity does not recognize the opportunity from global warming
July 2, 2019

Research by Guernsey Finance shows an encouraging bump-up in environmentally positive private equity investments But that doesn’t mean PE managers have really scoped out the commercial opportunity from the global…

Venturi floats a $100 million, “farm-to-table” private equity fund
June 27, 2019

Venturi Wealth Management, a registered investment advisory (RIA) based out of Austin, Texas, will soon launch a $100 million private equity fund.