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Lawrence Aragon

venture capital, cryptocurrencies, Neptune Dash, Cale Moodie
Defined contribution plans should let their members invest in private equity before they roll the dice on crypto. Pantheon is working on just such a plan.
election, US, vote, voting, trump, biden
About seven in 10 Americans believe Tuesday’s election is the most important one of their lifetimes, according to a recent YouGov poll. We don’t have a similar poll for private equity pros, but there’s no doubt the outcome of this election could have a major impact on the industry. In just one example, if Democrats […]
On episode 11 of the podcast, Sarah Pringle stops by to discuss her blockbuster Buyouts cover story about why private equity hasn’t had its #MeToo moment. Sarah, Sam Sutton and Chris Witkowsky explore what steps private equity firms and their investors can take to put a stop to workplace harassment. Next (19:30), Chris explains how Hellman & Friedman’s single-asset secondary transaction […]
In episode 12 of the podcast, Sam Sutton walks us through how the misuse of an office scanner led to a clash between board members at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. First, . Next (at 22:22), Luisa Beltran tells us about what’s happening in financial technology M&A. Finally (at 33:04), Chris Witkowsky continues his […]
In episode 13 of the podcast, Chris Witkowsky and Sam Sutton discuss a restructuring of fundless sponsor Argonne Capital Group’s six portfolio companies. Is the transaction a harbinger of more creative deals on the secondary market? The next topic is the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. Is it considering setting up a new platform to pursue direct […]
private equity, venture capital, family offices
If you’re like us, you probably think you know quite a bit about family offices. Read on to see how your beliefs stack up against the findings of our analysis of our family office database. The database has quickly grown to 376 profiles, so we thought it would be fun to dig into the data […]
VCJ Top 10 Deals
Can you guess our #1 story? Deal scoops accounted for five of the 10 most popular stories Stories about spinouts were also a hot topic As 2018 draws to a close, we thought it would be fun to look back at the biggest stories of the year. Specifically, we wanted to know what readers found […]
Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, bitcoin, billionaire, private equity, family office
One of the benefits of subscribing to Buyouts is that you get access to our Family Office Database, which is updated several times a week. In the past month or so, we’ve added 11 new profiles, bringing the total to 287. That is 35 more than we published in the second edition of our Guide […]
ship, schooner, statue of liberty
About 150 years after his grandfather set sail from Scotland to America on a ship named “Cynosure,” Spencer Eccles struck out on his own adventure: building a family office of the same name. If you want to read about the adventures of David Eccles, check out his Wikipedia page. There you can read about how he rose […]
Blackstone Group, Tony James, private equity
If you’re looking for a deep-pocketed co-investor for your next buyout or venture deal, you may want to try Jefferson River Capital, the single family office of Tony James, executive vice chairman of The Blackstone Group. Based in New York City, Jefferson River makes both direct and co-investments in business services and healthcare companies, typically with EBITDA […]

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