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Alternative Investments: The New York State Common Retirement Fund Allocates $3B To Alternatives In June
The monthly transaction report from the $280 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund showed an investment outlay of more than $4 billion in June. Significantly, and in a sign of the times, more than 75% of that was plowed into alternatives such as real estate ($2.2 billion) and private equity funds (over $1 billion).
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Alternative Investments/Private Equity: Record Returns At Some Large Pension Funds Driven By Private Equity
The past fiscal year has been notable for the record returns generated by some of the top public pension funds in the US and abroad. What’s interesting is that many of these superlative gains were propelled by private equity investments that put even public stock returns in the shade.
Alternative Investments: ‘Nasdaq Private Market’ To Be Spun Out As New Venue For Private Company Stocks
Issuers, brokers, shareholders and prospective investors of private company stock will soon be able to deal on a new platform to be set up as a partnership between Nasdaq (NASDAQ: NDAQ), SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB), Citi (NYSE: C), Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), and Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS). Nasdaq’s existing “Nasdaq Private Market,” which was launched in 2014, will be spun off and contributed to this new JV between Nasdaq and the Wall Street financial giants.
FinTech: Dutch Neobank bunq To Raise $190M, Acquire Lending Platform
Dutch digital banking challenger bunq, which offers a completely mobile-based, branch-free banking experience, is to raise €160 million ($190 million) at a €1.65 billion (nearly $2 billion) valuation. Pending regulatory approval, the transaction is an investment from an unnamed UK-based private equity company for 10% of Bunq’s equity. As part of the deal, bunq will also acquire a small business lender from the same investor.
Venture Capital: Mubadala Invested $29B In 2020
Pandemic or not, famed sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company kept a stream of investments flowing into technology, life sciences, consumer goods, and other growth sectors during 2020. In fact, as a strategy, the fund stepped up its investment to $29 billion from $18.5 billion in 2019.
Venture Capital: KKR Amasses $15B Warchest For Asia Fund
KKR & Co (NYSE: KKR), the global investing heavyweight, has just wrapped up raising Asia’s biggest ever private equity fund. The KKR Asian Fund IV closed with commitments of $15 billion and will focus on private equity investments in the Asia Pacific region.
Liquid Alternatives/Private Equity: A Mackenzie Mutual Fund Offers Private Equity Exposure To Retail Investors
The Mackenzie Private Equity Replication Fund is a new mutual fund from Mackenzie Investments launched earlier this month. Mackenzie is active in liquid alternatives, and this is its sixth fund in that space. The fund manager expects liquid alternatives to grow to $100 billion in assets under management in Canada within the next few years.
Alternative Investments: Investors Turn To Alternatives For ‘A.I.D.’ (JPMorgan Report)
The events of 2021 forced us all to reconsider what the “essentials” in our lives are: Health professionals, our family, our health, home, friends, and a good internet connection. The third annual Global Alternatives Outlook by J.P. Morgan Asset Management recommends you add another item to that list of essentials – alternative investments.
FinTech: Warburg Pincus Invests $125M Preferred Equity In LendingPoint
Fintech and loan originating platform LendingPoint today announced an investment by Warburg Pincus of $125 million in preferred equity. With this financing, the fintech has raised over $325 million equity to date.
Private Equity: Nutanix Gets $750 Million Investment from Bain Capital
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…
Alternative Investments: SEC Revamps Definition of “Accredited Investor” For Private Capital Markets
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
$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
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
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…