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Blackstone Group’s growth equity team is targeting $3 billion to $4 billion for its debut growth fund, sources told Buyouts.
Highbridge Capital Management, HPS Investment Partners, private equity, pension fund, TRS Louisiana
HPS employees bought HPS from Highbridge in 2016 Dyal Capital took minority stake in 2018 Firm collected $6.6 bln for Fund III HPS Investment Partners is back with its fourth mezzanine fund, targeting $8 billion, Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana documents show. Louisiana Teachers’ committed $100 million to HPS’s new fund. HPS’s previous mezzanine-debt fund raised $6.6 […]
Wingate Partners has been hunting industrials companies in the lower middle market since 1987. It is one of the oldest firms in the private equity industry. But it may not have much time left. The firm, based in Dallas, was forced by fund investors to stop making new investments after the departure of several key […]
Firm launched fundraising in 2017 Focuses investments on the food sector Already deployed about half of debut fund Adam Waglay and Dustin Beck, co-founders of food-focused private equity firm Butterfly Equity, have been best friends for more than a decade. And so when it came to pitching limited partners on their debut fund, which just […]
The Thoma Bravo co-founder stays upbeat amid rising political risks and has some warnings for the private equity industry.
One of Court Square Capital’s managing partners left the firm earlier this year as the firm was in the middle of raising its fourth fund, sources told Buyouts. The departure of John Civantos, considered one of the firm’s “rock star” investors, according to a limited partner, may have helped slow the fundraising process for the […]
The lesson from FFL’s investment in Crisis Prevention Institute is to not be afraid to take risks with a company that is already performing well.
Iconiq, private equity, family office, Nugi Jakobishvili, Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
Why this is important: ICONiQ is building out its senior team after a slew of departures Nugi Jakobishvili, global head of alternative solutions at BlackRock, joined multifamily office Iconiq as chief investment officer in January, two sources confirmed to Buyouts. Iconiq, often referred to as Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg’s family office, has a client list including […]
Carlyle has $7 billion of dry powder to invest in the current cycle, head of global credit Mark Jenkins told Buyouts, a significant portion of which will go into “transitional capital” opportunities.
Wayzata Investment Partners, private equity
Wayzata likely to wind down existing investments Formed in 2004 after spinout Most recent fund closed in 2013 Wayzata Investment Partners, a distressed and turnaround investor, is contemplating its future and may forgo raising a new fund, according to three people with knowledge of the firm. The people said the firm will likely not raise […]

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