Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Bain sees IPO potential for $2.4 bln Blue Coat Systems buyout, on the site PE HUB 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Bain Capital sees an IPO in the cards for cybersecurity company Blue Coat Systems Inc, according to a deal-maker for the marquee private equity firm.
David Humphrey, managing director at Bain Capital, said Bain’s pending $2.4 billion purchase of Blue Coat from Thoma Bravo is the result of studying the information technology security…[Read more]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Five Questions with Cheryl Lynette Hines, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, on the site PE HUB 1 month ago
The director of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas’s emerging manager program answers five questions, including what TRS looks for in emerging managers, if the funds it has committed to share any traits, and what the future holds.
What are you looking for from emerging managers?
The market environment has been getting more challenging.…[Read more]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, ARC Financial near $1 bln first close of Fund VIII, on the site Canada 1 month, 1 week ago
ARC Financial Corp, the Calgary-based investor in Canadian oil and gas projects, is approaching a first close on about $1 billion for its eighth buyout fund, according to a source familiar with the firm.
Headed by Co-CEOs Kevin Brown and Lauchlan Currie, ARC Financial waded into the fundraising market about 10 weeks ago for ARC Energy Fund 8.…[Read more]
TPG Capital LP drew in $6.5 billion in commitments for its first close on TPG Partners VII, its newest flagship fund that offered discounts on management fees for early investors, according to a person familiar […]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Buyouts Snapshot: Move is on to raise SEC registration threshold, on the site PE HUB 2 months, 1 week ago
Less than three weeks ago, former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank caught some people by surprise when he came out in support of lifting the $150 million threshold for firms to register with the Securities and Exchange […]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Buyouts Snapshot: Golden Gate stays conservative with 6x Angus Chemical buyout debt, on the site PE HUB 2 months, 2 weeks ago
While debt-to-EBITDA multiples have drawn attention for reaching lofty levels during this time of relatively easy credit and ample dry powder, Golden Gate Capital’s buyout of Angus Chemical Co from Dow Chemical Co […]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Buyouts Snapshot: CalSTRS adds opt-out for PE investments in banned guns, on the site PE HUB 3 months ago
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System said it’s requiring an opt-out provision for private equity investments in firearms manufacturers that make assault rifles that are illegal in the […]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Buyouts Snapshot: Cyprium reaches $460 mln in long fundraise after KeyCorp spinoff, on the site PE HUB 3 months, 1 week ago
Cyprium Partners has raised $460 million for Cyprium Investors IV LP, a private equity pool launched after the firm spun off from KeyCorp, the firm confirmed on Wednesday.
Cleveland-based Cyprium Partners filed its first Form D for Cyprium Investors IV in October, 2012, according to regulatory disclosures by the firm, recording its first date…[Read more]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Need to Meet: Steve King, president and CEO, Alaris Royalty Corp, on the site Canada 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Steve King first saw the business opportunity for Alaris Royalty Corp while working as an investment banker for 12 years and helping middle-market companies raise capital.
While entrepreneurs often dreamed of taking their companies public, floating shares wasn’t always the best plan for some healthy businesses. Selling to a private equity firm…[Read more]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Buyouts Snapshot: HIG Capital nears deal for Ferro Corp unit, on the site PE HUB 5 months ago
H.I.G. Capital is nearing final negotiations to buy the Polymer Additives unit of Ferro Corp in a deal expected to fetch up to about $200 million, two sources said.
The unit of the publicly traded chemical firm generates about $230 million in annual revenue, with EBITDA of about $25 million, according to the sources.
The sale of the Polymer…[Read more]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, KKR mulls growth equity fund on heels of Magic Leap deal, on the site PE HUB 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co is mulling the launch of a growth equity fund after three recent minority investments that marked a departure from its focus on traditional buyouts.
Scott Nuttall, member and head of global capital and asset management group, mentioned the possibility of a growth fund today in a conference call about Q3…[Read more]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Z Gallerie gets a new look with purchase by Brentwood: Buyouts, on the site PE HUB 6 months ago
Brentwood Associates has bought a majority stake in Z Gallerie, a 50-store furniture retailer that got its start as a poster shop, according to peHUB affiliate Buyouts magazine, which cited a source.
Buyouts was unable to learn the size of the investment, which was made by Brentwood Associates Private Equity V LP, a $260 million fund raised…[Read more]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Steve Young to PE pros: Huddle, embrace competition, on the site PE HUB 6 months, 1 week ago
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, CPPIB eyes up to $5 bln for private equity funds in 2014, on the site Canada 6 months, 2 weeks ago
The $227 billion Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) expects to invest up to $5 billion in private equity funds this year as the pension system faces a challenging environment for returns and high purchase price multiples in the deal market.
André Bourbonnais, senior managing director and global head of private investments, said CPPIB…[Read more]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Hellman & Friedman reaches $10 bln for Fund VIII: Buyouts, on the site PE HUB 6 months, 2 weeks ago
Hellman & Friedman said it has raised just about $10 billion for its eighth flagship buyout fund as the San Francisco generalist firm turns away some investor dollars as it nears its hard cap, according to an investor in the fund.
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, How a strategic bidder beat sponsors for Tribeca Oven: Buyouts, on the site PE HUB 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Tribeca Oven CEO Marc Essenfeld said the rapidly growing artisan bread maker seriously considered a private equity buyer when it moved to sell itself, but the New Jersey-based company went with a strategic buyer […]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, JPMorgan tops $1 bln for Digital Growth Fund II: Buyouts, on the site PE HUB 8 months, 1 week ago
JPMorgan Chase & Co said it has raised $1.05 billion for JPMorgan Digital Growth Fund II, the follow-up to a pool that wrapped up in 2011 and took a stake in Twitter Inc.
JPMorgan disclosed $1.05 billion raised […]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Goldman whittles $1 bln from Volcker Rule portfolio: Buyouts, on the site PE HUB 8 months, 3 weeks ago
Goldman Sachs Group trimmed $1 billion in the first half of the year from alternative funds subject to the Volcker Rule, bringing the total figure down to $8 billion, according to recent comments by the marquee […]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Pritzker Group’s Carbone pours cold water on co-investing: video, on the site PE HUB 8 months, 4 weeks ago
Paul Carbone of Pritzker Group threw a bit of cold water on enthusiasm for co-investments in private equity, arguing that direct investments offer a better fit outside conventional fund structures, at least for family offices.
Family offices “like the asset class” but have run up against limited…[Read more]
Steve Gelsi wrote a new post, Aecom eyes outside LPs for new $300 million infastructure/real estate fund, on the site PE HUB 9 months, 3 weeks ago
Aecom Technology Corp, a publicly traded provider of technical and management support services with 45,000 employees, in early 2013 launched a $150 million private equity investment fund from its balance sheet, […]
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