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Balance Point Capital, Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer, private equity, pension fund
Lance Sauerteig to step down at some point in next two years, to stay on as advisor Firm is targeting $300 mln with a $400 mln hard cap Fund II netting an 18.1 pct IRR Balance Point Capital is targeting $300 million with a $400 million hard cap for its third flagship fund, as one […]
David Liu, Julian Wolhardt, New York State Common Retirement Fund, KKR, private equity, pension fund
New fund led by David Liu, Julian Wolhardt Both left KKR at the end of 2016 Dehong Capital to invest in Chinese buyouts New York State Common Retirement Fund committed $25 million to a new China-focused vehicle managed by two former Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co executives. David Liu and Julian Wolhardt left KKR at the end of […]
JLL Partners, Patheon NV, Thermo Fisher Scientific, healthcare, private equity, merger, M&A
JLL acquired 51 pct stake in Patheon in 2014 Most of firm’s equity came from Fund VI Deal values Patheon at $3.8 bln JLL Partners stands to make 4x to 5x its investment in Patheon NV, according to a source with knowledge of the deal. Thermo Fisher Scientific is expected to close its acquisition of the […]
“You have to make sure it’s fair and reasonable,” says Swire Lower inflation translates to a lower base rate of acceptable returns Pantheon founder bullish on infrastructure A decade of low or non-existent inflation lowered the bar for private equity returns. General partners and investors should prepare accordingly, Pantheon founder Rhoddy Swire told the audience at […]
Hark Capital, Enhanced Capital, private equity, loans, venture capital
SEC filings: Kohlberg & Co approaching $2 bln target LPs include Louisiana Teachers’ pension Fund VII closed on $1.6 bln in 2013 Kohlberg & Co appears to have raised around $1.7 billion for its new flagship fund, according to several SEC filings. At that size, Kohlberg Investors VIII is the firm’s largest fund to date. […]
New fund to write larger checks for middle market funds Louisiana Teachers’ commits up to $75 mln to Fund VIII Firm’s founder, Jerome Kohlberg, passed away last year Kohlberg & Co set a $2 billion target for its newest private equity fund, according to investment memos obtained through a public-records request. Kohlberg & Co, which closed its […]
Stellex, Ray Whiteman, private equity, emerging managers, general partners, limited partners
First-time GPs must bring more to the table: Whiteman LPs fear firms that lack institutional-quality controls Few emerging managers are prepared for institutional LPs Investors have become increasingly picky when it comes to how new private equity firms manage their back offices. Limited partners now demand institutional-quality accounting, oversight and operations from new managers, particularly after […]
Lariat Partners GP private equity
Year Founded: 2013 Investment Strategy: Buyouts Key Executives: Co-founders and Managing Partners Jay Coughlon and Kevin Mitchell Office locations: Denver Fundraising: Closed Fund I on $118 mln in 2014 Web Address: www.lariatpartners.net The founders of Lariat Partners don’t want to act like jerks. That may not sound like an audacious goal. It’s even a little crass, but to portfolio company CEOs like Kenny […]
Vista Equity Partners, Robert Smith, private equity
Chairman, CEO Robert Smith no longer sole key man Change linked to Dyal’s investment in Vista Changes to key man unlikely to weaken demand for Fund VI Vista Equity Partners made significant changes to its sixth flagship fund’s key-man provision, the result of Dyal Capital Partners taking a minority stake in the firm, according to […]
1 — Trilantic recently completed a $300 million investment in Indigo Minerals for natural gas assets in northwest Louisiana and east Texas. It’s been a tough environment for natural gas investors lately. Any reason you’re making this investment now? We’ve been investors in the natural gas space for a long period of time. We think […]

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