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Last week, members of the private equity community and beyond were captivated by a new study—The Economic Effects of Private Equity Buyouts—from researchers at Harvard University and the University of Chicago. It tries to uncover the real side effects of buyouts by examining more than 9,000 private equity buyouts over the 30-year period from 1983 […]
About 52 percent of institutional investors said that they plan to increase their allocations to private assets over the next three years as they hunt for a more diverse portfolio and higher returns, according to the Schroders Institutional Investor Study 2019. According to the survey, 58 percent of investors in North America, 50 percent of […]
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Los Angeles City Employees’ Retirement System’s investment committee will consider boosting its private equity pacing plan at its Oct. 8 meeting, according to the meeting agenda. LACERS’s pacing plan for its private equity asset class calls for $625 million to $675 million in commitments for 2020, up from the $550 million to $575 million proposed for […]
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PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS Blackstone Group named Raymond Chan as a managing director on the portfolio management and investment research team. In his new role Chan will be a portfolio manager for Blackstone Alternative Asset Management’s registered funds platform. Chan previously worked at Goldman Sachs. H.I.G. Capital named Stefano Giambelli and Tobias Borkowski as principal and […]
On episode 11 of the podcast, Sarah Pringle stops by to discuss her blockbuster Buyouts cover story about why private equity hasn’t had its #MeToo moment. Sarah, Sam Sutton and Chris Witkowsky explore what steps private equity firms and their investors can take to put a stop to workplace harassment. Next (19:30), Chris explains how Hellman & Friedman’s single-asset secondary transaction […]
In episode 12 of the podcast, Sam Sutton walks us through how the misuse of an office scanner led to a clash between board members at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. First, . Next (at 22:22), Luisa Beltran tells us about what’s happening in financial technology M&A. Finally (at 33:04), Chris Witkowsky continues his […]
In episode 13 of the podcast, Chris Witkowsky and Sam Sutton discuss a restructuring of fundless sponsor Argonne Capital Group’s six portfolio companies. Is the transaction a harbinger of more creative deals on the secondary market? The next topic is the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. Is it considering setting up a new platform to pursue direct […]
Michael Hoffman, one of the founders and president of placement agency Probitas Partners, retired from the partnership in July, according to Kelly DePonte, managing director at the firm. Hoffman, 58, was one of three founders. The other two, Managing Directors Greg Hausler and Craig Marmer, continue to lead the firm, DePonte said. It’s not clear […]
Oregon Investment Council has promoted Eric Messer from investment analyst to investment officer on its private equity team, it announced in a report issued ahead of its meeting last week. Messer started at the Council, which is part of the Oregon State Treasury, in March 2017, coming over after 11 years at Arnerich Massena, an […]
PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS Drew Brees, quarterback for the New Orleans Saints as well as a multi-unit operator of Jimmy John’s and Walk On’s Bistreaux & Bar locations and a partner of Title Boxing Club, joined the growth equity firm Franworth as a partner and a member of its board. IVP added three to its investment […]

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