Peter Nolan, Managing Partner at Los Angeles-based Leonard Green & Partners, discusses his firm’s approach to investing in companies, including Whole Foods, J. Crew and The Container Store, and warns that 2014 will be a challenging year.
Buyout pros often torpedo their own deals because of a lack of emotional intelligence and a failure to build rapport with those on the other side of the negotiating table, says David Solomon, the CEO of Lazard Middle Market.
1. GTCR was one of the first private equity firms to bring on a full-time capital markets person to monitor conditions in the credit markets. What do you think will happen to the deal economy if and when the Federal Reserve begins to taper off its market intervention? There are many variables involved, so it’s […]
A recent survey of limited partners has mixed news for general partners heading back to the well for fresh commitments in 2014, with many investors saying they have a strong appetite for U.S. buyout funds but little interest in evaluating new relationships with sponsors. Nearly two-thirds of respondents (62 percent) said they “plan to focus […]
After two years of sluggish deal making in the technology industry, participants in a survey are “modestly bullish” that the pace of mergers and acquisitions will pick up in 2014, according to a report by the law firm Morrison & Foerster.
Investors trying to decide which funds to back are putting more emphasis on realized returns, and deploying new tools to understand just how much sponsors beat or fall short of public equity benchmarks, according to interviews with advisers, sponsors, academics and vendors.
1. Congratulations on your creation of Heritage Home Group LLC and the acquisition of the assets of Furniture Brands International Inc out of bankruptcy. What attracted you to this deal? Heritage Home Group was a company we created to buy the assets and some obligations of Furniture Brands. This shows a lot about our team […]
Carlyle Group's Co-CEO David Rubenstein tells Reuters Editor in Chief Stephen Adler that global wealth and growth will come from emerging markets with developed economies hobbled by debt. This video is from Rubenstein's keynote address at Thomson Reuters' PartnerConnect East in April 2013 in Boston.