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Bill Leavitt, the president and chief investment officer of Leavitt Capital Management, talks in this video about the Northbrook, Ill.-based advisory firm’s opportunistic approach to investing strategies. In buyout funds, the firm favors highly specialized niches such as energy, Latin American agriculture, logistics and water-related investments.
Randal W. Ralph, a managing director at Milwaukee-based Northwestern Mutual Capital, talks in this video about how the $31 billion firm makes its allocations in equities. Although more than three quarters of its assets are investment grade fixed income, the firm does allocate nearly 10 percent of its portfolio to limited partnerships.
Damon Krytzer, trustee of the San Jose Police and Fire Retirement Fund, talks in this video about his fund’s investment strategy, which features a 10 percent allocation to private equity and a 10 percent allocation to real assets.
Seiichi Saito, a director at Alternative Investment Capital Ltd, a Tokyo-based gatekeeper and fund of funds manager, discusses his firm’s strategy for investing in private equity, which has a 70 percent allocation to North America.
Joshua Sobeck, a partner at 747 Capital, talks in this video about the firm’s strategy of investing at the very small end of the private equity market—buyout shops raising funds of less than $350 million and typically $150 million through fund of funds investments and managed accounts.
Portfolio Advisors funds management business has sponsored 18 funds which represent over $7 billion in investor commitments.
Seiichi Saito, a director for Alternative Investment Capital Ltd., says the Tokyo-based investor and adviser focuses primarily on North America and has committed about 75% of its assets to buyouts, 15% to sector-focused funds and 10% to VC funds.
The managing partner of Crescent Capital Group and owner of the Milwaukee Brewers talks mezzanine loans, distressed debt and special situations.
Henry Kravis, co-chairman and co-CEO of KKR, was interviewed at Thomson Reuters’ PartnerConnect 2012 conference on April 3 by Stephen Adler, editor in chief of Reuters News. Here is a video of the 38-minute interview, followed by some snippets of what Kravis had to say about a host of topics. Humble Beginnings When KKR started […]
Who’s the most acquisitive private equity-backed company of all? Over the last 18 months it may well have been Thomas H. Lee Partners’s inVentiv Health Inc., a provider of marketing, public relations and clinical services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. The Boston-based buyout shop—which had sought to buy the company as far back […]

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