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: AMC Takes PE Route to Steer Clear of Bankruptcy 

July 10, 2020

Silver Lake Group Close on AMC Deal Private equity firm, Silver Lake Group, is on the brink of making a deal with AMC Entertainment Holdings.  The American movie theater giant is suffering due to a lack of business resulting from Covid-19, and risks having to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  To avoid this, Silver Lake…

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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 deal is said to be have been struck at $2.2 billion, which is about 13.5 times 2019 EBITDA.

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 growth over the past five years, the underlying cause is the hunt for yield following relentlessly low interest rates.

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 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 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 $323 million, included Ribbit Capital, New Enterprise Associates, Sequoia Capital and Thrive Capital. The financing was led by DST Global, an existing investor.

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 outlets have sold more than 300,000 fish and chip dishes.

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 back Trump’s financial deregulation.

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% to the target’s closing price last Tuesday.

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 push to contain climate change and global warming.

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.

Vanguard looking to board the private equity bandwagon

June 26, 2019

Vanguard Group, the mutual fund giant best known for indexing strategies, is weighing an entry into private equity, the Wall Street Journal said.

An industry-wide private equity blockchain solution on the anvil

June 26, 2019

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.

Private Equity Transforms Global Freight Brokerages

June 20, 2019

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.