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It’s been a good year for U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine fundraising. Since the last issue of Buyouts, fund managers added $6.5 billion to the year-to-date total, currently at more than $281.4 billion. That’s $100 billion more than at this point in 2018, with still a month left of fundraising in the calendar year. Cortec Group […]
From cybersecurity to regulatory and tech needs, firms are turning to fund admin to tackle a growing list of LP demands.
Amid the ongoing M&A among fund administrators, questions remain as to whether these larger players can deliver better technology and more offerings without jeopardizing their service to GPs, Rob Kotecki reports.
Private equity firms are fighting back in the face of escalating risk, amid growing pressure from LPs, writes Amy Carroll.
Private equity fund administrators are embracing digital differentiation as tech advances accelerate outsourcing, writes Amy Carroll.
Solange Fernandez Brooks, a veteran private equity investment officer with the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, will leave the pension fund at year-end and take over leadership of Hispanic-focused nonprofit New American Alliance. Brooks, who worked at CalSTRS since 2004, worked across the system’s investment portfolio, with an emphasis on emerging managers and the home […]
She starts Jan. 1, 2020 and takes over from longtime CIO Gary Bruebaker, who is retiring in December after 18 years in the job.
private equity, pension fund
By Rich Campanaro Distressed debt can be a lucrative investment strategy, but Washington State Investment Board has had more success with several other substrategies within private equity. Of nine substrategies tracked by the $116.5 billion pension fund (excluding real estate debt and co-investments), distressed-debt funds rank next to last in both investment multiple, at 1.4x, […]
private equity, venture capital, management, startup, Elena Lytkina Botelho, Sapna Sadarangani Werner, ghSMART.
The IRR clock starts ticking from day one, and the first months of a deal are critical to establishing its pace and trajectory and the relationship between the PE firm and portfolio company. Our firm has advised more than 200 PE funds since 1995, and even in the era of the 100-day plan, we time […]
Sutton Place Strategies, private equity, Nadim Malik
By Nadim Malik Our firm, Sutton Place Strategies, has long advocated that deal sourcing is a key component of better fund performance. While private equity returns continue the trend of regression to the mean due to increasing competition and efficiencies in the market, the intense fragmentation of middle-market-deal sources creates an opportunity for best-in-class deal originators to invest […]

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