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Herman Cain
Herman Cain, a business executive who ran for president in 2012 as a Republican, talked up “opportunity zone” investments at a Jan. 16 conference in New York, encouraging developers, investors, local officials and others in the audience to “think bigger” and go beyond just affordable housing. But Cain’s veering into more political topics rubbed one […]
How carry gets divvied up among senior partners has more to do with who founded the firm than with individual performance, according to recent research. Moreover, investors have been right to worry that carry distributed in this way can lead to departures. Such are the findings suggested by a recent examination of 717 private equity funds — largely buyout […]
Sovereign wealth funds
From the New Zealand Superannuation Fund to the Saudi Arabia General Organization for Social Insurance, sovereign wealth funds are channeling money into U.S. mid-market funds, according to the latest edition of Connections in the Middle Market, produced by Buyouts Insider and global law firm Duane Morris.
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Solomon Owayda and Christine Patrinos have partnered to launch Mozaic Capital, a firm that advises institutional investors on the sale of interests in private equity and related limited partnerships.
Appointed Partners, founded by Marci Nigro, former partner at executive search firm TEG, launched today to help match PE-backed companies with board members and other executive talent.
Blackstone Group is shopping specialty materials company Polymer Group Inc. to prospective buyers in a deal that could approach $3 billion in value, according to a source familiar with the process. The firm is said to be preparing the company for either a sale or IPO.
Brooks Zug, senior managing director and co-founder of funds-of-funds manager HarbourVest Partners, this spring told an audience of deal-makers about a buyout opportunity some of his associates had recently pitched with a price tag of 23.5x of trailing EBITDA
Solomon Owayda, who in the late 1980s and 1990s led the private equity program at California State Teachers’ Retirement System, and who played a seminal role in the founding of the Institutional Limited Partners Association, has left Siguler Guff & Co as managing director in its Boston office.
Ron Kahn, Buyouts Texas, Lincoln International
We've had a terrific turnout for our Buyouts East conference in Cambridge, Mass., which runs today and tomorrow. For those who weren't able to make it, here are three highlights.

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