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On Episode 11 of the PE Hub Podcast, Sarah Pringle stops by to discuss her blockbuster Buyouts cover story about why private equity hasn’t had its #MeToo moment. Sarah, Sam Sutton and Chris Witkowsky explore what steps private equity firms and their investors can take to put a stop to workplace harassment. Next (19:30), Chris explains how Hellman & Friedman’s single-asset secondary […]
Welcome back to the PE Hub Podcast, where we absolutely live for any and all drama relating to the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. First, Sam Sutton walks us through how the misuse of an office scanner led to a clash between CalPERS board members. Next (at 22:22), Luisa Beltran stops by to tell us about […]
Chris Witkowsky and Sam Sutton are back to discuss a restructuring of fundless sponsor Argonne Capital Group’s six portfolio companies. Is the transaction a harbinger of more creative deals on the secondary market? Next, California Public Employees’ Retirement System is exploring setting up a new platform to pursue direct investments. Can it be done? What will it entail? Tune in […]
Since 1990, the editors of Buyouts have honored exceptional buyouts with our Deal of the Year Awards. We are now accepting nominations for our 19th annual awards. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 22, 2019. Winners will be chosen in seven categories: Deal of the Year, Large-Market Deal of the Year, Middle-Market Deal of the Year, Small-Market […]
Peter Thiel, Founders Fund, Paypal, Facebook
Peter Thiel may very well be the most quotable venture capitalist on the planet. He has something interesting and/or funny to say about even the most pedestrian subjects. The co-founder of PayPal and Founders Fund riffed on Apple, Google, Uber, tech founders, competition, phony technology companies and lots more at the PartnerConnect West conference in November 2014 in Half Moon Bay, Calif.
HGGC, Rich Lawson, PartnerConnect
Rich Lawson, CEO of mid-market firm HGGC, speaks with Buyouts Senior Editor Steve Gelsi at PartnerConnect West 2015.
Business development company Main Street Capital Corp (NYSE: MAIN) announced it will exit SambaSafety (aka Safety Holdings Inc) following a “majority recapitalization” of the Albuquerque-based company by ABRY Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This transaction will result in the repayment of Main Street’s debt investment and the exit of Main Street’s equity investment in SambaSafety,” Main Street said in a statement. ABRY previously announced that it had acquired a majority of SambaSafety for an undisclosed amount on April 6.
Nylon Media, which is backed by Diversis Capital LLC and investor Marc Luzzato, has named Jamie Elden its president and chief revenue officer (CRO). Elden was previously CRO and head of entertainment at Federated Media, a subsidiary of Media General Company.
Shape Technologies Group Inc, a portfolio company of American Industrial Partners, announced it has acquired Tops Co Ltd of South Korea. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Both companies are suppliers of waterjet technology. AIP, which focuses on middle-market buyouts, acquired Shape in 2013, investing an undisclosed amount from its fifth fund, according to its website. Shape, based in Kent, Washington, has about 1,100 empoloyees in 18 sites around the world and produces annual revenue of $390 million, AIP’s website said. AIP closed on $1.8 billion for its sixth buyout fund last year, Buyouts reported.
Audiovisual equipment seller Milestone AV Technologies announced it has acquired AV company Vaddio for an undisclosed amount. Milestone, based in Eden Praire, Minnesota, is majority owned by the Pritzker Group, Duchossois Capital Management and company management.

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