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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.
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A merger in media, antitrust busts, a REIT sells two hotels… and more M&A deal news M&A deal news from around the globe. Each day, we focus on deals in the private equity, real estate, AI and tech, and others impacting the alternative investment space. Here’s our recap for Thursday morning. First, Summer Redstone’s entertainment…
The recent NYU grad concealed a trading account from RBC Capital markets. He faces one count of securities fraud that carries a maximum 20-year prison term. Bill Tsai was new to Wall Street. He was the student body president at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He also had a sweet gig at RBC…
The Harvard law graduate has 20 years of private equity experience and will launch Evercore’s permanent capital business. Neil Shah will join Evercore’s Investment Banking business as a Senior Managing Director in its Advisory practice. Shah will focus on advising financial sponsor clients in the firm’s New York office. He will also launch and lead Evercore’s…
BlackRock becomes the largest stakeholder in a company with a powerful portfolio of global brands. BlackRock announced over the weekend that it scored a 30% stake in Authentic Brands. The deal means that BlackRock’s portfolio will now include a stake in Sports Illustrated, Nine West, Aeropostale, and Juicy Couture. In addition, Authentic owns more than…
The $1.625 billion deal is another win for the private equity shop Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has announced it will sell cloud-software firm iPipeline for $1.625 billion. Roper Technologies will make the purchase for a software firm dedicated to life insurance and financial services clients. As a result, the deal ends a four-year partnership…
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A response to clients’ demand for exposure to alternatives
JPMorgan is launching the JPMorgan Real Assets Investment Trust for investing in alternative assets such as in the infrastructure, real estate and transportation sectors.
Alternative asset demand, corporate conversions, and even a recession are positive catalysts for PE shops Barclays is bullish for private equity stocks heading into the backend of 2019. Barclays analyst Jeremy Campbell initiated coverage on several private equity firms on Monday Three companies received a Buy rating. Here’s a quick recap of the ratings and…
Preqin, a leading provider of data on alternative assets, has issued a report on private equity and venture capital trends during the second quarter of 2019.
Investors have, over the years, gotten fed up with Europe’s forever ‘tomorrow-story.’
Disillusioned investors have pushed down valuations to attractive levels, and understandably, private equity is circling.
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 deal is said to be have been struck at $2.2 billion, which is about 13.5 times 2019 EBITDA.
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 growth over the past five years, the underlying cause is the hunt for yield following relentlessly low interest rates.
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 private ownership model,” says André Bourbonnais, Blackrock managing director and global head of BlackRock Long Term Private Capital. “For these companies, neither a public listing nor a leveraged buyout is an attractive option. LTPC is aligned to meet those needs.”
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 $323 million, included Ribbit Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital and Thrive Capital. The financing was led by DST Global, an existing investor.
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.
“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 outlets have sold more than 300,000 fish and chip dishes.
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 back Trump’s financial deregulation.
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% to the target’s closing price last Tuesday.
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 push to contain climate change and global warming.
Venturi Wealth Management, a registered investment advisory (RIA) based out of Austin, Texas, will soon launch a $100 million private equity fund.
Vanguard Group, the mutual fund giant best known for indexing strategies, is weighing an entry into private equity, the Wall Street Journal said.
Northern Trust will hand over its block-chain based platform for private equity to Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc., the global fintech that is also a part of the S&P 500.
As institutional investors are piling into alternative investments, more and more ‘dry powder’ is available with private equity players, seeking profitable deployment. Freight brokerages have attracted attention, and the result is an industry transformation.