Private Equity

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: Nutanix Gets $750 Million Investment from Bain Capital

August 28, 2020

Private Equity: Nutanix Gets $750 Million Investment from Bain Capital Nutanix — a leading cloud computing company — announced Bain Capital Private Equity’s $750 million investment in the company.  Chairman and CEO of Nutanix Dheeraj Pandey claimed “Bain Capital Private Equity has deep technology investing experience and a strong track record of helping companies scale…Bain…

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Alternative Investments: SEC Revamps Definition of “Accredited Investor” For Private Capital Markets

August 27, 2020

The SEC on Wednesday amended its definition of “accredited investor,” a term that drew a line between high-earning, deep-pocketed investors and retail investors for access to often lucrative opportunities in the private capital markets. Also known as “alternative investments,” these markets include, for example, venture capital, hedge funds, private equity, and real estate.

Private Equity: Private Equity Company Buys St. Petersburg Company Compulink

August 27, 2020

Private Equity: Private Equity Company Buys St. Petersburg Company Compulink St. Petersburg company Compulink Cable Assemblies is now under new ownership.  The company manufactures cables and harnesses for both military and commercial purposes.  kSARIA Corp. is the company that bought Compilink.  kSARIA specializes in providing mission-critical connectivity solutions for defense and aerospace markets.  The company…

Private Equity: Southeast Asian Private Equity Has $8.7 Billion to Spend

August 26, 2020

Private Equity: Southeast Asian Private Equity Has $8.7 Billion to Spend Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, private equity companies in Southeast Asia are sitting on a lot of cash.  In fact, the pandemic has created more opportunities for these companies.  One company is Ascent Capital Partners — a Singapore company planning to invest in tech, education,…

Private Equity: Private Equity to Invest More in Women’s Healthcare

August 25, 2020

Private Equity: Private Equity to Invest More in Women’s Healthcare Private equity has already heavily invested in the healthcare industry, but women’s healthcare has been overlooked.  However, there has been a “substantial increase” in women’s health providers connected to private equity companies.  According to researchers, 17 of the 24 women’s health companies that gained private…

Private Equity: Vista Private Equity Founder Under Investigation 

August 24, 2020

Private Equity: Vista Private Equity Founder Under Investigation  Private equity investor Robert Smith is currently under investigation regarding his taxes.  Smith gained recognition when he donated to Morehouse College’s graduating class.  Federal investigators are trying to figure out whether Robert Smith paid his taxes on assets worth millions of dollars.  Smith is currently innocent and…

Private Equity: HSBC Closes Second Private Equity Fund

August 21, 2020

Private Equity: HSBC Closes Second Private Equity Fund HSBC has raised $260 million for its second Vision Private Equity fund.  Last year, HSBC’s private equity fund closed at $250 million.  The strategy for this fund is to make primary and secondary co-investments.  These investments will be made globally and across various sectors and strategies.   This…

Private Equity: Onex Corporation Promotes Le Blanc to President

August 20, 2020

Private Equity: Onex Corporation Promotes Le Blanc to President Private equity firm Onex has promoted Bobby Le Blanc to president.  He will now oversee all business ventures and will serve as head of Onex Partners.  Le Blanc will also be in charge of reporting to Chairman and CEO Gerry Schwartz.  According to Schwartz, “Having joined…

Private Equity: Carlyle Group Orders Quarantine Requirement 

August 19, 2020

Private Equity Giant Navigates Pandemic.  Private equity firm Carlyle Group ordered all employees who have used public transportation such as trains and buses to a 14 day quarantine.  The fund manager expects all of its employees at all offices to avoid public transportation.  If they happen to use public transportation at all, they must work…

Private Equity: Private Equity Takes Away from Texas Retirement System

August 18, 2020

Private Equity Takes Away from Texas Retirement System The Employees’ Retirement System of Texas’s private equity portfolio has lost 2.14 percent as of June 30.  The private equity portfolio is worth $4.4 billion, but it was the biggest detractor at a 1.9 percent loss.  Before the Coronavirus pandemic, the private equity portfolio was strong at…

Private Equity: Hong Kong Private Equity Firm Proposes $1.4 Billion Counter Offer

August 17, 2020

Private Equity: Hong Kong Private Equity Firm Proposes $1.4 Billion Counter Offer Buyout private equity firm Baring Private Equity has recently made an offer to buy Japanese nursing home operator Nichiigakkan.  Nichiigakkan has already agreed to Bain Capital’s $1.2 billion offer, but Baring claims to value the nursing home operator at 146 billion yen, or…

Blackstone Invests in South Florida Real Estate

August 13, 2020

Real Estate Boon Amid Pandemic.  Blackstone Group announced its completion of a real estate transaction with Elion Partners, which includes industrial properties in Broward County.  The deal encompasses warehouses located in Weston, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.  Elion Partners initially paid $35 million for these properties in 2018 and 2019.   Medical devices company Venus Concept…

Private Equity: Advent Invests in Hermes UK

August 12, 2020

Private Equity: Advent Invests in Hermes UK Courier services company Hermes will soon benefit from a hefty investment from private equity firm Advent International.  Otto Group has previously announced that it will partner with Advent to grow Hermes Group in Germany and the UK.   Advent International and Otto Group will partner their management teams to…

Private Equity: Blackstone to Acquire Prestige Group Assets

August 11, 2020

$1.7bn Deal is Largest for India Real Estate Sector.  Private equity giant Blackstone group is planning to acquire Prestige Group’s rental income assets for over $1.7 billion, or Rs 12,745 crore.  This buyout will be the largest for the real estate sector in India.  This transaction will prove to be useful to Prestige Group as…

Blackstone Acquires Largest Consumer DNA Database

August 7, 2020

Private Equity Meets Both Privacy Concerns and Major Growth in Next-Generation Industry.  The PE space is buzzing over private equity giant Blackstone’s acquisition of DNA testing company Ancestry.  The firm now holds a majority of the company following a $4.7 billion dollar buyout.  This is a unique acquisition due to the nature of Ancestry.  People…

Private Equity: Ares Raises $5 Billion En Route To $30 Billion 2020 Haul

August 7, 2020

Ares Leapfrogs Competitors Through Pandemic.  Investment firm giant Ares has raised $5 billion for its private equity fund in the second quarter.  The firm’s goal is to raise up to $30 billion across all practices, including real-estate and credit.  So far in the quarter, Ares raised $400 million for its real-estate fund and $3.9 billion…

Private Equity Powers Global Sustainability Initiative

August 5, 2020

A “New Normal” and Driving Force From Private Equity.  The global private equity community is buzzing over news that several private equity powerhouses have come together in a bold move to reduce carbon emissions and increase sustainability in a game-changing manner.  The firms aim to advocate for green investments and carbon-free portfolios in order to…

Private Equity: Vitruvian Partners Pulls In $4.7 Billion

August 5, 2020

Capital Raise Brings Firm Assets to Nearly $12 Billion.  Vitruvian Partners, a UK-based private equity fund, has closed its fourth buyout fund after raking in $4.7 billion.  Vitruvian Partners launched its fund three months ago.  Its cap raise was approximately 40 percent greater than that for its previous fund, which closed at $2.8 billion.   The…

Private Equity: Warburg Pincus Gives Green Light to Deal for SOC Telemed

July 31, 2020

Telemedicine Poised for Growth.  Leading acute care telemedicine provider SOC Telemed announced that it will partner with private equity firms Warburg Pincus and Shulman Ventures amid a fast-growing climate for the telemedicine space.  Following this agreement, CEO Paul Ricci — also advisor of Warburg Pincus — will step down.  SOC’s management team will consist of…

Private Equity: Covid-19 Ignites PE’s Dry Powder

July 30, 2020

Hundreds of Billions in New Capital Earmarked for Investments.  Despite many businesses closing down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, private equity is taking advantage of new opportunities.  The industry is looking to rebuild the economy and adapt to the New Normal in ways that are expected to enahance gains, inclding further investments in existing portfolio…

Private Equity: Healthcare Firm Edifecs Lands PE Deal

July 29, 2020

Private equity firms TA Associates and Francsico Partners announced that they will complete a deal with healthcare software company Edifecs.  CEO of Edifecs Sunny Singh intends to lead the company through a transformation.  The healthcare industry is quickly changing with the help of the technology sector.  According to Singh, “Today’s healthcare industry is in a…

CrossFit Builds Muscle with Berkshire PE Investment

July 28, 2020

Eric Roza Teams with Berkshire.  Berkshire Partners announced that it will partner with Eric Roza to buy CrossFit.  CrossFit, a leading health and fitness brand, begain in a garage 20 years ago in California and now serves millions of people in their fitness endeavors.  The company has about 14,000 gyms around the world.   According to…

Private Equity in Focus: Retirement Plans Would Benefit From PE

July 28, 2020

SEC Chairman Clayton is an advocate.  Private equity may soon become a part of retirement plans in America.  Several Trump administration officials are in favor of allowing individual investors to invest in private equity through their 401(k) plans.  SEC chairman Jay Clayton is one of these advocates.  Officials contend that this move can expedite American…

Nuveen Expanding Impact Investing Initiatives

July 27, 2020

The Impact Investing community is buzzing over Nuveen’s continued build out of its impact investing focus.  Rekha Unnithan, who joined the firm in 2012 with the intention of investing in solving societal issues, says “Impact investing is now all of a sudden having its moment…It’s cool now and is getting a lot more attention. We…

Private Equity Eyes Cannabis Investments

July 24, 2020

Pandemic and Cannabis Stock Declines Create Opportunity.  As a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic, investors are uncertain how their portfolios will evolve as we move further into 2020.  With cannabis stocks having fallen in recent months, investors increasingly are looking to the cannabis industry as a potential source of dip-buying.  According to managing director…