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Are sponsors getting worse at deal sourcing?

While there is buzz that the asset class is becoming mature and efficient, deal sourcing, one of the most critical components of a private equity firm’s success, is becoming tougher. This means there is greater opportunity than ever for outperformance on a relative basis by sponsors that are better at business development.

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Lenders cowed by Fed rebuke on US leveraged loans: IFR

The Federal Reserve’s rebuke to Credit Suisse for failing to adhere to US leveraged lending guidelines is having an industry-wide effect as banks bow to regulatory pressures and start pulling back from underwriting highly leveraged loans, according to sister magazine Reuters IFR.

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Buyout loan trends may reflect Fed, OCC disparities: TRLPC

Scrutiny by U.S. regulators is reshaping the leveraged loan market as bankers complain that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency enforces leveraged lending guidance more stringently than the Federal Reserve, sister service Thomson Reuters Loan Pricing Corp reports.

West Partners backs NoteVault

NoteVault has received an undisclosed investment from West Partners. Based in San Diego, NoteVault is a provider of voice-to-text-based mobile reporting solutions for the engineering and construction sectors.

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Latin American PE investing rose last year

Private equity and venture capital investing in Latin America climbed for a third straight year as fund managers put $8.9 billion to work in 234 deals last year, according to the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

Bovie Medical completes $7 mln funding through Great Point Partners

Bovie Medical Corporation, which makes electrosurgical products, has completed a $7 million funding through Great Point Partners. Gilford Securities acted as sole placement agent. Along with the funding, Bovie’s board appointed Robert Gershon as the company’s chief executive officer, replacing Andrew Makrides, who will take over the role of executive chairman of the board.

Is Equity Value the Same as Cash?

Are lenders playing fair when they demand sponsors put more cash into a deal simply to do an add-on acquisition that could easily be financed with debt?

Slideshow: Maine Reveals Bite Taken By Fees, Expenses

Alternative investments such as infrastructure and private equity aren’t for the shallow-pocketed. Data provided by the Maine Public Employees Retirement System reveals just how big a bite fees and expenses can take in the early years of limited partnerships. Take Carlyle Infrastructure Partners, a fund to which MainePERS committed $50 million in November 2007. Of that sum […]

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