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Raquel Palmer, KPS Capital Partners, turnaround, women in PE
When a group of hedge funds and debtholders were exploring an exit from Electrical Components International in May 2014, the company’s growth opportunity for a new buyer was not obvious. ECI, an international wire-harness manufacturer, relied heavily on the North American appliance industry and one customer, and it didn’t have a low-cost solution for European markets. “It […]
Vista Equity, Robert Smith
Steve Lucas, head of Marketo, remembers the first time he met Robert Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. It was July 2016. Lucas, a sales and marketing executive with a strong product background, was looking for his next career move. He had spent several years at SAP, most recently as president in the enterprise platform and analytics.
Private equity fund administrators are embracing digital differentiation as tech advances accelerate outsourcing, writes Amy Carroll.
Software and tech-enabled companies offer real rewards, provided GPs adequately vet both the technology and its market during due diligence, says A.J. Watson of Thinktiv
Given the scrutiny around fees and expenses these days, GPs are careful in allocating travel and related expenses, but recording such costs and recovering these costs can be a complex process, says Noel Furniss of TripsWare.
Private equity firms are fighting back in the face of escalating risk, amid growing pressure from LPs, writes Amy Carroll.
Automation can minimize mistakes and optimize carry, while still leaving GPs in control of this vital calculation, say Riyaz Gadiwalla, Rebecca Symonds and Scott Pearson of EWM Global.
private equity, Permira, John Coyle, Laura O'Donnell, International Deal of the Year Award 2019
Getting behind consumers’ growing recognition of the benefits of vitamins and supplements, Permira leveraged the industry’s demand for quality to create some of the fastest-growing brands globally. The European buyout firm in March 2018 sold Atrium Innovations to Nestlé, generating a 4.3x return and 43 percent gross IRR.
Private assets automation is still in its earliest stages. But change is on the way, says the product executive responsible for the alternative fund services business at Brown Brothers Harriman, Chris McChesney.
Massachusetts
Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management Board approved $175 million in private equity commitments at its November meeting. The board approved the following allocations: • $75 million to Georgian Partners Growth Fund V, managed Georgian Partners, an $850 million growth equity fund that will target investments in high-growth software companies expected to close in the fourth […]
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