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“It’s starting to feel like there are more and more cracks starting to appear in our market,” said Justin Kaplan, partner at Balance Point Capital, speaking on a leveraged-loan panel last month at Buyouts Insider’s PartnerConnect Texas conference in Dallas. Kaplan and fellow panelists — Jason Safran, senior asset manager at Texas Christian University Endowment, Stefan Shaffer, a founder […]
private equity, mergers, M&A
Invested in company through Fund VIII Teamed with Leonard Green to buy company in 2012 for $1.05 bln CD&R used $251 mln of equity in deal Clayton, Dubilier & Rice was one of the first buyout shops to emphasize its operational chops; two of its co-founders, Gene Clayton and Martin Dubilier, had been crisis-management consultants before starting […]
private equity, mergers, M&A
Trivest Partners, the Coral Gables, Florida, firm known for acquiring founder and family-owned companies, closed its first growth equity fund at $225 million, trouncing its $100 million target. Troy Templeton, managing partner, said that over the years the firm has run into a number of founders who aren’t quite ready to sell but nevertheless would be […]
Don’t think a cyber attack could impact your mid-market shop? That’s what The Riverside Company thought—until it happened to them.
David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of the Carlyle Group, and a proponent of the democratization of private equity, suggested this week his firm was working on a fresh offering aimed at retail investors.
Consultants never seem to be in short supply: In the United States alone, there are some 250,000 individual consultants and consulting firms with fewer than 20 employees, according to estimates by start-up Skillbridge. And beyond that, you have the thousands of consultants working at the McKinsey & Cos and Bain & Cos of the world.
Despite having nearly $6 trillion in assets under management, sovereign wealth funds are notoriously hard to pin down and figure out. Now a PhD student thinks he’s found some identifying qualities that help money managers sort them into three main groups.
Christopher Pace, who has spent a good part of his career managing funds of funds and co-investments, has agreed to join growth equity investor Vintage Fund Management as a principal with roles in investor relations, fundraising and portfolio management.
Riding high on their access to top venture funds, endowments left other categories of limited partners in the dust, performance-wise, in the 1990s. But by the following decade they had largely lost their Midas touch.
While all for aligning their interests with those of limited partners, buyout pros will have to hope that the exceptionally LP-friendly partnership terms offered by Public Pension Capital Management don’t spread too broadly. Then again, most funds don’t present investors with quite the risks that this particular debut offering does.

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