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Market at a Glance – Dealmaking sustains groundswell

Over the past two weeks, U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine funds added only $1.4 billion in commitments, bringing its sum to $50.7 billion on the year. Fundraising started hot in 2018, but lags last year’s monumental pace by $1.9 billion, or 3.6 percent. Five Point Energy beat the $650 million target for its sophomore pool, finalizing […]

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LP Scorecard: CalPERS rakes in $6.4 bln over nine months

Across the first nine months of 2017, California Public Employees’ Retirement System brought in about $6.5 billion in distributions. TPG Capital, CVC Capital Partners and Silver Lake rode the crest of the distribution wave. TPG’s sixth flagship, a 2008 vintage fund, had the strongest individual performance for CalPERS, churning out $190.1 million in distributions. CVC European Equity Partners V, also a […]

Solace Capital, private equity, Christopher Brothers, Vincent Cebula, Brett Wyard
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Get your Q1 2018 private equity slide show

Here are the key statistics in private equity fundraising, deals and exits for the first quarter of 2018. Download the “Buyouts Insider Q1 2018 Highlights” slideshow as a PowerPoint: Buyouts Insider Q1 2018 Highlights

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Chart of the Week: Roadblocks for PE fundraising in next 18 months

One-third of 21 placement agents surveyed pointed to market volatility as the biggest hindrance to the fundraising market in the next year and a half. Overcrowding in the marketplace and fierce competition (24 percent each) are viewed as the next-largest concerns for fundraising in the near future.

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Get your 2018 employee compensation data here!

Looking for great employee compensation data? Take part in our eighth annual Holt-MM&K-Buyouts Insider PE/VC compensation survey and get a free executive summary. Plus, you will be able to purchase the full report at a 45 percent discount. Ready to go? Click the following link to download this year’s survey: Buyouts Insider 2018 North America Questionnaire The […]

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Get your 2018 employee compensation data here!

Looking for great employee compensation data? Take part in our eighth annual Holt-MM&K-Buyouts Insider PE/VC compensation survey and get a free executive summary. Plus, you will be able to purchase the full report at a 45 percent discount. Ready to go? Click the following link to download this year’s survey: Buyouts Insider 2018 North America […]

Businessman with briefcase full of money

Get your 2018 employee compensation data here!

Looking for great employee compensation data? Take part in our eighth annual Holt-MM&K-Buyouts Insider PE/VC compensation survey and get a free executive summary. Plus, you will be able to purchase the full report at a 45 percent discount. Ready to go? Click the following link to download this year’s survey: Buyouts Insider 2018 North America […]

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Market at a Glance – Fundraising storms toward close of Q1

Over the past two weeks, U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine funds surged toward the end of the first quarter. The total for 2018 now stands at $49.3 billion, leading this time last year by $14.7 billion, or 42.4 percent. Clearlake Capital Group finalized its latest pool, surpassing its original target of $2.5 billion and reaching $3.6 […]

TA Associates, private equity, merger, M&A
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Q1 exits: No reason to panic amid uncertainties in M&A market

Private equity M&A exit activity kept churning in 2018’s opening quarter, even as the value of transactions fell from last year. In Q1 2018, 164 U.S.-based PE-backed exits totaled $28.8 billion — a step down in value from the two preceding quarters. There’s still room for that sum to grow, however, as the numbers are current […]

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On the move, 4.2.2018 – Partners Group names new chairman

PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS ASGARD Partners named Jeff Eichel a principal in its advisory group and Christopher Machen head of its new Boston office. Eichel’s background includes serving as a manager at Ernst & Young. Machen was director of corporate development and strategy at GCP Applied Technologies. Blackstone Insurance Solutions named Michael McRaith a managing director. McRaith was director of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Federal […]

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Market at a Glance – fundraising continues to drag

Over the past two weeks, U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine funds continued their slow pace, adding only $2.8 billion in commitments. Despite the sluggishness, 2018’s total now stands at $28.8 billion, leading this time last year by $2.3 billion, or 8.9 percent. Juniper Capital Advisors wrapped up its latest pool, compiling $677.5 million for its third […]

Howard Gurvitch, Gurvitch Family Office, private equity
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Five Questions with Howard Gurvitch, chief investment officer, Gurvitch Family Office

1. What sectors, sizes and geographies does the Gurvitch Family Office focus on? We are very much agnostic, investing in a diversified and somewhat opportunistic global portfolio of public and private securities, hedge funds, real estate and venture capital. We have private investments in the U.S., India and China, as well as a public markets equity portfolio […]