private equity, mergers, m&a

Charts of the Week: Buyouts is most popular strategy among independent sponsors

The ability to complete a deal is most important for the survival of an independent sponsor. Eighty-nine percent of firms surveyed in the 2018 Buyouts Insider’s “Guide to Independent Sponsors” believe buyouts are the best strategy for deal making. Growth equity and consolidation were also popular strategies, at 69 percent and 42 percent, respectively. Download as […]

private equity, merger, M&A, fundraising
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Market at a Glance: Carlyle raises more than $5 bln for EU Partners V

U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine fundraising added at least $7.2 billion to the 2018 total since the last issue of Buyouts, continuing the strong pace set for Q4. Still, total fundraising trails its YTD 2017 total by $31 billion, or 16.6 percent. Notable fundraisers include the following: Carlyle Group has raised nearly $5.6 billion for its fifth […]

S&P, Weakest Links, private equity, default, bankruptcy, Avaya
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Despite strong economy, 70 PE-backed companies run into trouble

Nearly six dozen companies have cause for concern as 2018 nears an end, and the honeymoon is over for Clayton, Dubilier & Rice and David’s Bridal. These are private equity-sponsored companies that received distressed ratings, defined as an issuer credit rating of B- or lower with a negative outlook from Standard & Poor’s or a […]

private equity, venture capital
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Venture capital emerging manager roundup: March, Atomic, Palisades and more

Emerging managers raised more than $2.4 billion in the past few weeks; venture capital firms were responsible for more than $500 million of that. No young venture firm raised more than March Capital Partners. The Santa Monica, California-based firm raised more than $255 million across two funds currently in market. Atomic, a startup studio backed […]

private equity, merger, M&A, fundraising

Market At A Glance: Q4 starts strong

The fourth quarter is off to a strong start for U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine fundraising, which added nearly $10 billion to the 2018 total since the last issue of Buyouts. Despite the surge, funding trails its YTD 2017 total by $30.9 billion, or 17.2 percent. No fund came close to Lone Star Funds, which raised […]

private equity

Get your Q3 2018 private equity slide show

Here are the key statistics in private equity fundraising, deals and exits for the third quarter of 2018. Download the “Buyouts Insider Q3 2018 Highlights” slide show as a PowerPoint: Buyouts Insider Q3 2018 Highlights

private equity, mergers, m&a
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Charts of the Week: GP payroll cost as percentage of revenue

The average payroll as a percentage of revenue (management fees plus other fees) is 62 percent, according to the data from the 2018-2019 Holt-MM&K-Buyouts Insider PE/VC Compensation Report. The percent for venture capital firms is 67 percent; for LBO firms it is 68 percent. Charts of the Week 10.22

private equity, mergers, m&a
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Charts of the Week: PE salaries and bonuses continue to rise

Yearly fundraising, a major determinant in compensation adjustment, has been growing or holding steady for North American private equity, including buyout and venture capital funds. This has led to considerable rises in salaries and bonuses for partners and non-partners, according to the 2018-2019 Holt-MM&K-Buyouts Insider PE/VC Compensation Report. Charts of the Week 10.22

private equity, mergers, M&A, IPO
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Q3 exit-market pace slowest of the year

U.S. sponsors in the third quarter sold companies at the slowest pace of the year. Since hitting a five-year high in Q4 2017, exit volume has steadily declined. All told, U.S.-based sponsors in the third quarter closed 128 deals totaling $20 billion, Thomson Reuters data showed. That was down from 132 exits totaling $24 billion in […]

private equity, merger, M&A, fundraising

Market at a Glance: Fundraising, deals cool down

It was a slow few weeks for U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine fundraising, which added just $4.1 billion to the 2018 fundraising total since the last issue of Buyouts. Funding trails its YTD 2017 total by $36 billion, or 21 percent. Most of the recent funding is thanks to Tailwind Capital. Its third flagship closed at […]

private equity

Venture capital, emerging manager roundup: Amplify, Contour and more

Emerging managers have been busy in recent weeks. Below is a summary of the firms and their regulatory filings. 500 Startups has invested in over 2,000 companies worldwide. Its 500 Durians II fund raised over $26.7 million. Location: San Francisco Phone: +1 650-318-5408 Filing: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1688193/000168819318000001/xslFormDX01/primary_doc.xml Allos Ventures focuses on Midwest technology startups. Its third flagship […]

LACERS, Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System, pension fund, private equity
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LP Scorecard: KPS, Apollo, High Road lead promising vintage-year 2013 for LACERS

PE funds backed by Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System in 2013 have matured, and this will be one of the stronger vintages. LACERS in 2013 committed $185 million across eight private equity funds, the public pension’s largest annual commitment to PE (buyouts, controlled distressed debt, growth equity) since 2008. All told, it has had […]

private equity, merger, M&A, fundraising

Market at a Glance: Fundraising climbs out of summer slump

In the past two weeks U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine fundraising picked up its summer slack and added $7.8 billion to the 2018 total, six times the previous two-week amount reported in Buyouts. Despite the surge, funding still trails its YTD 2017 total by $26 billion. Audax Private Equity led the pack, closing its sixth fund above […]