Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Fortress’ Briger: Credit environment remains ‘less interesting’, on the site PE HUB 3 hours, 55 minutes ago
Fortress Investment Group credit guru Peter Briger believes the credit investment environment remains uninteresting even though the firm is closing in on $5 billion for its next flagship credit fund.
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Buyouts Snapshot: Twin Brook Capital eyes $500 mln lending fund, on the site PE HUB 19 hours, 52 minutes ago
Twin Brook Capital Partners is seeking $500 million for a middle-market direct lending fund as it kicks off as a new unit of Angelo Gordon & Co headed by two former executives from Madison Capital Funding, according to sources familiar with the firm.
Chris Williams and Trevor Clark are heading up the effort as managing directors at Angelo…[Read more]
Would you find it odd if a major U.S. pension system completely skipped out on energy private equity funds for the last seven years?
Energy has been at the heart of American economic growth for the past few […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Kobalt raises $60 mln from Google Ventures, MSD Capital, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 2 hours ago
Kobalt, a music publishing and global music rights management services company, has raised $60 million in Series C funding with Google Ventures, existing investor MSD Capital and MSDC Management. Kobalt has […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Brock Capital hires CA Technologies exec Harrington, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 2 hours ago
Brock Capital Group has hired Phillip Harrington, Jr., as a senior managing director focused on corporate and fiduciary advisory services, M&A consulting and private equity and venture capital. Harrington […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, RiverVest, Sante, Third Point Ventures lead funding in Lyric Pharmaceuticals, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 2 hours ago
RiverVest Venture Partners, Sante Ventures and Third Point Ventures have co-led an initial close of a $20.4 million Series A funding round in Lyric Pharmaceuticals Inc, a clinical stage company developing […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Strattam Capital agrees to buy majority stake in Trax Technologies, on the site PE HUB 4 days, 3 hours ago
Strattam Capital has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Trax Technologies, Inc, which provides a global logistics software as a service platform. Strattam will make the investment alongside Trax’s management […]
Capital rushed back into private equity funds in Latin America last year, with fundraising breaking all previous records with a full-year tally of $10.39 billion, according to the Latin American Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.
Fundraising last year was distributed more widely across large and small funds compared to the last…[Read more]
Searchlight Capital Partners, which started life with much fanfare in 2010, has been talking to potential limited partners about targeting up to $1.5 billion for its second fund, according to three people with knowledge of the firm.
Two LPs who spoke with Buyouts said they haven’t yet seen private placement memorandums on the fund. It’s not…[Read more]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Blackstone uses fee holiday to drive Fund VII toward $10 bln first close, on the site PE HUB 6 days, 2 hours ago
Talk about smooth sailing. Blackstone Group has told limited partners it expects to hold a first close on its flagship private equity Fund VII in April on $10 billion, according to two limited partners with knowledge of the firm.
That’s after officially launching the fund late last year with a $16 billion target and without a cap. The firm had…[Read more]
San Francisco-based Genstar Capital is preparing to come back to market with its seventh flagship fund targeting $1.5 billion, according to three sources with knowledge of the effort.
The firm is in early days of planning Fund VII and has hired Evercore to work as placement agent. Genstar used Park Hill Group to help raise its funds V and…[Read more]
Crane Nelson, a private equity firm in Houston, has led a $10 million Series A funding round in software company AgileCraft. Other participants in the funding round include former Bank of America senior executives […]
H.I.G. Capital-backed Caraustar Industries, Inc., has completed the acquisition of The Newark Group Inc., which makes recycled paperboard, linerboard, industrial tubes, cores and other converted products. […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, GGV Capital, Icon Ventures lead $25 mln funding in Synack, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 4 days ago
GGV Capital and Icon Ventures (formerly Jafco Ventures) have co-led a $25 million Series B funding round in Synack, an online security startup. Other participants in the funding round include Kleiner Perkins […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Insight Venture leads $40 mln pre-IPO funding in Instructure, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 4 days ago
Insight Venture Partners has led a $40 million Series E funding round in Instructure, which makes educational software. Other investors in the funding round include Bessemer Venture Partners and EPIC Ventures. […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Fortress nears $5 bln final close on flagship credit fund, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 4 days ago
Fortress Investment Group is getting ready to wrap up fundraising on its latest credit opportunities fund with an overall haul of about $5 billion, according to people with knowledge of the process.
NovaQuest Capital Management is approaching a first close on its fourth fund on about $700 million and has boosted its target to $850 million, according to a person with knowledge of the fundraising.
Because of […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, PE chief Rosen exits Dell’s family office to start own shop, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 5 days ago
Eric Rosen has left Michael Dell’s family office, MSD Capital, where he headed private equity investments, to launch his own firm, according to sources with knowledge of Rosen’s plans.
Rosen began transitioning […]
Chris Witkowsky wrote a new post, Riverstone targets up to $1 bln for energy credit investments, on the site PE HUB 1 week, 6 days ago
Riverstone Holdings is targeting up to $1 billion for its debut energy credit fund, according to two sources who have heard the fund pitch.
Riverstone held a call recently with limited partners about the fund, though the LPs who talked to peHUB had not yet seen a private placement memorandum for the vehicle. peHUB reported in January on…[Read more]
I find it something of a surreal situation when I write about the low pay of public pension limited partners. After all, as little as they make relative to the private sector, it’s still likely more than I’ll ever […]
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