University of Texas Investment Management Co’s Bruce Zimmerman said Carlyle Group’s recent hiring of JPMorgan’s Michael Cavanagh marks an example of private equity firms becoming bigger and more institutionalized. (See related video here.)
Alan Patricof, founder of Apax Partners and Greycroft Partners, received a lifetime achievement award from Venture Capital Journal at Thomson Reuters' Venture Alpha East 2014 conference in New York. . In this interview, Patricof gives tips for a long VC career and weighs in on bitcoin, IPOs and the startup environment. . Video date: March 26, 2014
Steve Gelsi, senior editor at Buyouts, appeared on Reuters Trading at Noon on March 7 to discuss the deal by Cerberus Capital Management to take Safeway Inc private in a deal valued at about $9.4 billion.
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.
Greg Brenneman, Chairman of CCMP Capital Advisors, looks back on a year in which his firm sold about $2 billion of equity from its portfolio companies
In this video from Buyouts Texas, Erik Hirsch, the chief investment officer at Hamilton Lane, talks about trends affecting the private equity industry.
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.
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