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: Is Dave and Busters a PIPE Dream?

Dave and Busters (NASDAQ:PLAY) have been hard hit by the economic downturn. The restaurant and arcade company closed its stores across the United States. It furloughed at least 15,000 hourly team members, store management, and corporate staff. Meanwhile, it cut the compensation of the senior leadership team by 50 percent. And the Board of Directors has suspended Directors’ cash compensation for the remainder of the year. So… what next?

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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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Private Equity Giant Apollo Global Management-Backed Airline to Fuel Amazon Shipping
December 19, 2019

Sun Country Airlines is steaming up with Amazon.com to boost its package-delivery business. The low-cost airline – based in Minneapolis – will fly 10 Boeing 737s during the second quarter…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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