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Investors who got ahead of their skis are facing a ‘reckoning’ in the tech sector.
Accel-KKR saw that Seequent’s geological scanning software could dig much deeper than first thought, with far more applications possible.
For some women, the advent of remote working has been an unexpected godsend, for others it may end up hindering their professional progress. Flexible work opens doors, but it’s not clear for how long.
For founders Kevin Ma and Ron Nayot, the evolution from independent sponsor to fund manager was eye-opening, exhausting and sometimes punishing.
Prior to the pandemic, virtual due diligence was the exception, but all of that has changed. Even when restrictions are fully lifted, digital meetings will likely remain common.
Future street
The world is adapting to mitigate climate change, but the politicization of climate science, slow-moving bureaucracy and anachronistic policy are causing the US to lag behind.
LACERS, Los Angeles, private equity, pension fund, real estate
Assets under management: $12.3 bln as of June 30, 2018 Target allocation to PE/VC: 5 pct Actual Allocation: 4 pct Why this is important: Small pension wants to be active PE investor Los Angeles Department of Water & Power Retirement Plan intends to commit $400 million to private equity in 2019 and to increase its […]
TA Associates, Brian Conway, private equity, mergers, M&A, technology, software
Drives earnings growth through complementary acquisitions Increased focus on recurring/repeating revenue models Using more leverage to keep equity values down Brian Conway is chairman of TA Associates’ executive committee and a managing partner in the Boston office. He joined TA in 1984 and has co-led the firm’s technology group. TA is known for technology investing. […]
Tony James, Blackstone Group, PartnerConnect Midwest, Family Offce, Jefferson Capital, real estate, Bill Helm
Blackstone CEO “shuttling” between U.S., Chinese leaders to ease tensions James didn’t back Trump but credits him with positive economic policies Early start, gradual execution keys to successful leadership transition Tony James, executive vice chairman of Blackstone Group, said Co-Founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman is working to ease worsening tensions between the U.S. and Chinese […]
New Mexico State Investment Council, private equity, pension fund, David Lee,
Why is this important: As the strategy of buying stakes in GPs has been ramping up, nearly two-thirds of LPs say they are unlikely to consider funds that are buying them. Most LPs have not invested in funds targeting GP stakes and are unlikely to do so. That was the response of 64 percent of institutional investors polled by Coller […]

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