Lauren Koopman

PE Seen Catching Up on Sustainability, Environment

Corporations have led the way in addressing environmental, social and governance issues, but the private equity community is catching up, says Lauren Koopman, a director in the sustainable business solutions team at the global accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Texas Teachers’ Pledged $1.1B In Fourth Quarter

The giant Texas Teachers’ Retirement System committed more than $1.1 billion to private equity across seven investments in the fourth quarter, with some pledges going to long-time partners and some to new relationships…

Apollo, Blackstone, KKR Blaze New Path To Retail Market

So-called nontraded business development companies (BDCs) can raise money from retail investors without giving up many of the advantages and trappings of private limited partnerships. Continuous fundraising? Check. Lengthy lock-ups of capital? Check. Two-and-twenty fee structure? Check.

Six Tips for PE Firms to Avoid a Chesapeake Disaster

Deal lawyer Chris Manderson offers some important tips PE firms should follow to avoid ending up in a situation like the one EIG Global Energy is dealing with at Chesapeake Energy Corp.

Steve LeBlanc, Texas Teachers’ Maverick PE Chief, to Step Down

Steve LeBlanc, the innovative head of private investments at the $110 billion Texas Teachers’ Retirement System, the nation’s 6th largest pension, announced that he planned to step down in early June, confirmed a pension spokesman, Howard Goldman. In his four years as senior managing director, LeBlanc and his team invested $20 billion in 90 investments, according to a statement.

Slideshow: Blackstone, Carlyle Execs Among Best Paid

Now that The Carlyle Group has finally amended its filings to include how it pays its executives, it’s become easier to compare how much money some of the most high profile executives in the industry make. Sister magazine Buyouts compared Carlyle Group’s figures for 2011 with 2010 figures for executives at Apollo Global Management, The […]

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