The Long Hold

Q&A with Cambridge Associates’ Andrea Auerbach on GPs achieving longer holds on treasured assets

Buyouts has been covering the trend of GPs finding ways to hold certain assets longer than allowed under traditional private equity fund structures.

Blackstone’s Joe Baratta: long-life private equity funds ‘now an asset class’

Blackstone's global head of private equity speaks exclusively to Buyouts about the firm's long-hold strategy. Blackstone raised $8.2bn for its second offering, 70% more than the strategy’s 2016-vintage debut fund.

PODCAST: Rise of SPACs, demand for long holds and adjusting operations

We discuss the factors driving well-known executives to form special purpose acquisition vehicles and take a look at how private equity portfolio companies have adjusted to combat covid-19. 

GPs look for ways to achieve longer holds

Silver Lake’s launch of a multi-decade strategy is the latest example of a private equity industry grappling with how to hold on to assets outside of a traditional 10-year fund model.

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Ownership periods, a defining characteristic of private equity, are getting a fresh look. With increasing frequency, GPs are looking not only to extend asset holds but to structure funds with the explicit mission of pursuing longer-term opportunities. In this collection, you can find our continuously updated news, analysis and perspective on this potentially transformational force in private investment.

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