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Second fund about halfway to target of $300 mln First eight flea markets part of first fund New flea markets will go in second fund How do you continue fueling a rapidly expanding platform company when the fund that owns it has exhausted its capital? If you’re New York-based Delos Capital, you split the opportunity […]
private equity, merger, M&A, fundraising
It was another busy couple of weeks for U.S. buyout and mezzanine firms, which added more than $3 billion to their year-to-date fundraising tally and more than $14 billion to their year-to-date deal-making tally. Through July 25, U.S. buyout and mezzanine firms had raised $112.4 billion year to date, trailing by 20 percent the year-earlier […]
CPP Investment Board is on the hunt for a senior principal, direct private equity‑technology, media and telecom. The hire will lead deal teams in making and managing long-term, direct equity investments with a focus on North America in evaluating potential principal investment opportunities, conducting research, developing investment recommendations, negotiating terms and executing transactions. Applicants should […]
private equity, merger, M&A, fundraising
Fundraising shot higher over the past week thanks to a slew of final closes. Through July 12 U.S. buyout and mezzanine firms had raised $102.1 billion, up from $85.2 billion two weeks earlier but down from $137.2 billion a year earlier. Meantime, firms have so far completed $125 billion in deals, up from $95.1 billion […]
Why Is This Important: Firm sees partial recaps as “great approach to seller’s market” Gamma Technologies last month said it had agreed to sell a stake to private equity shop Cove Hill Partners, marking one of four partial exits so far this year for growth-equity specialist TA Associates. TA Associates, which has more than 70 active portfolio companies, would remain the largest […]
YTD, TA has completed four partial recaps Did four in all of last year New Gamma investor is Cove Hill Gamma Technologies last month said it had agreed to sell a stake to private equity shop Cove Hill Partners, marking one of four partial exits so far this year for growth-equity specialist TA Associates.  TA Associates, which has […]
private equity, mergers, M&A
Executive turnover is a returns killer. What can you do to minimize it? Unfortunately, turnover is a fact of life for private equity firms. Research from management consulting firm AlixPartners suggests that nearly three-quarters of portfolio-company CEOs don’t last during the holding period of the typical investment. And the timing of their departure is often poor. […]
private equity, mergers, M&A
Some buyout shops seem susceptible to losing talent to spinout groups. Around the time Castle Harlan said it was pulling the plug on raising Fund VI in 2015, for example, four executives from the firm, including former Co-President Howard Morgan, emerged as founders of a new New York-based buyout shop called Argand Partners. The new shop […]
private equity, mergers, M&A
Suzanne Yoon, an ex-managing director at Versa Capital Management and founder last year of Kinzie Capital Partners, finds that the lower-mid-market companies she vets for investments can often be woefully behind when it comes to technology. Among the problems she might encounter: companies lacking chief information officers or chief technology officers; companies whose e-commerce websites […]
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 […]
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