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After years of investor indifference, SPACs have turned a corner, and now just about everyone wants in on the product that many believe is here for the long haul. As of September 30, 185 special purpose acquisition companies are sitting on more than $58 billion of dry powder, according to SPAC Research. That’s a big […]
Cover of October 2020 issue of Buyouts
In the magazine: SPACs are built for speed, but are investors being taken for a ride?; Plus, a preview of private equity and the 2020 election; And much more…
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.
In the magazine: Secondaries dealmakers are off to the races; The US mid-market gets back into gear; A responsible investment special; Plus much more.
Silver Lake Partners VI is not as yet wrapped up, a person with knowledge of the matter told Buyouts.
The migration to at-home work, learning and e-commerce is creating opportunity for technology investors.
While there are promising signs, particularly in fundraising, the next few months are murky as investors try to gauge the markets in the second half.
After a rough first half there are signs of an upswing in deal activity, particularly in tech and healthcare.
LPs lean toward re-ups with GPs, leaving some emerging managers out in the cold.
LPs keep emotion out of the picture as they evaluate opportunities and potential riptides in a volatile market.

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