Vida Ventures, Arjun Goyal, Arie Belldegrun, Stefan Vitorovic, emerging manager, biotech, life sciences

Emerging managers pull in $1.1 bln, led by Vida Ventures

Just five emerging venture managers raised capital in the past two weeks, but they managed to pull in the fifth largest amount of capital so far this year, according to VCJ research. The five young managers raised more than $1.1 billion from July 2 through July 16. That compares to 13 emerging VC funds that […]

Andrew Sheiner, Altas Partners

Emerging managers see surge in fundraising, Altas tops list

Emerging managers enjoyed a recent surge in fundraising. Eleven emerging PE funds raised more than $6.2 billion from June 19 through July 2, according to Buyouts data. That’s the second biggest fundraising haul over a two-week period this year, behind the $8.8 billion raised from May 8 to May 21. Altas Partners rounded up the […]


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On the Move, July 8, 2019: Genstar hires Greenwalt; Kennedy goes to BMO Family Office

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS CloudScale Capital Partners LLC named Matt Bross as a partner. Bross is a former CTO of British Telecom, Williams Communications and Huawei. Genstar Captial named Carolyn Greenwalt chief compliance officer for regulatory compliance and risk management. Greenwalt previously served as an attorney adviser at the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission. Great Hill […]

private equity, merger, M&A, fundraising

Market at a Glance: $1.7 bln is the magic number

U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine fundraising continues its surge. Since the last issue of Buyouts, fundraising added $6.8 billion to its YTD total, which now stands at $169.1 billion. Three separate firms raised at least $1.7 billion apiece. Leading the charge was Aquiline Financial Services. The New York-based firm, which focuses on companies within the financial […]

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Clock is ticking for 71 distressed PE-backed companies

The number of PE-backed companies with distressed credit ratings shot up 77 percent in the past three months — from 40 at the end of Q1 to 71 as of June 20. For Standard & Poor’s, a distressed company has an issuer credit rating of B- or lower and a negative outlook. For Moody’s Investors […]

private equity, mergers, m&a

Charts of the Week: Family Offices primarily look for growth deals

As family office interest in private equity continues to climb, growth-oriented opportunities stand out as the most popular strategy, according to the UBS/Campden Wealth Global Family Office Report 2018. The report found that 72 percent of respondents said growth opportunities are most attractive, followed by venture and real assets (57 percent each) and buyouts (54 […]

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Q2 exits: GPs post fewest sales in past six years

Sales of sponsor-backed companies hit a six-year low in the second quarter. All told, sponsors sold just 84 portfolio companies for a total disclosed value of $8 billion, as of June 10, Thomson Reuters reported.  That follows a lackluster Q1, when 144 sponsor-backed companies were sold for a total disclosed value of $23.4 billion. Equally troubling: The […]

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Market at a Glance: Advent mega-fund boosts this year’s fundraising total

U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine fundraising continues at a strong pace. Since the last issue of Buyouts, fundraising added $21.9 billion to its YTD total, which now stands at $162.3 billion — nearly double the 2018 YTD total. The biggest fundraiser was Advent International, which closed its ninth flagship on $17.5 billion. The fund surpassed its […]

VCJ Venture Top 10s Deals

JAZZ, AllegisCyber, Fika and more emerging managers highlight latest roundup

Emerging managers raised more than $1.4 billion from May 22 through June 5. Venture firms were responsible for more than $722 million of that. JAZZ Venture Partners led all venture firms, raising $287 million for its sophomore fund. The firm focuses on augmented reality, artificial intelligence, immersive gaming and closed-loop human-computer systems. AllegisCyber Capital was […]

private equity, pension fund

LP Scorecard: Blackstone, Neuberger Berman lead NJDOI 2012

New Jersey Division of Investment in 2012 made 12 investments in PE, the most it made since 2008. It spread those investments over six PE strategies: co-investments, distressed debt, domestic midmarket buyouts, large buyouts, special situations and venture capital. All told, NJDOI committed $1.6 billion to PE in 2012, also the most since 2008. It has […]

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Market at a Glance: Fundraising hits the brakes

The fundraising frenzy couldn’t last forever. U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine fundraising drastically slowed. Since the last issue of Buyouts, fundraising added $1.3 billion to its YTD total, which now stands at $140 billion — $61 billion more than the 2018 YTD total. Proterra Investment Partners outraised all firms. Its sustainable agricultural fund raised more than $303 […]