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private equity, Chris Witkowsky
You know, Dear Reader, that I love talking to limited partners. First off, the LPs I talk to are generally good peoples, and you don’t always run across good peoples in life. Secondly, they know a lot of stuff, and they don’t sugarcoat it, spin it, mask it, or otherwise attempt to distort important information […]
private equity, Chris Witkowsky
SBIC is one of those programs that it’s hard not to like. The program, run by the Small Business Administration, matches a manager’s private capital with government debt $2 for every $1 of private investor capital. So if a manager raised $87.5 million from limited partners, the program kicks in $175 million. That’s a powerful […]
private equity, Chris Witkowsky
Every year the secondary market seems to hit another milestone. Last year will be known as the one in which the “7” number was broken. Estimated secondary market deal volume in 2018 vaulted $70 billion, according to two surveys published Jan. 24 by Evercore and Setter Capital. That would be the highest level ever in the […]
private equity, Chris Witkowsky
We thought we’d start the year off right: talking about limited partners and how they’re viewing private equity. From the looks of things, LPs aren’t pulling back from the asset class even a little bit. We ran through some of the largest public systems in the country to find out what they’re up to. Most […]
healthcare, private equity, medicine
Orthopedics gains momentum with PE shops
private equity, Chris Witkowsky
CalPERS has been debating a plan to restructure its private equity program, establishing what it’s terming its four pillars: traditional GP relationships; focus on newer managers; and two direct investment vehicles that would target health and technology innovation and long-duration investments in larger businesses. (All fairly public so far). The CalPERS board heard more details […]
private equity, Chris Witkowsky
Tech titans are looking for talent outside the meccas of Silicon Valley and Seattle, but they aren’t really sharing the wealth. Instead, they’re building satellite campuses in already wealthy places like New York, Austin and Boston, the New York Times reported. Apple said recently that it would build a $1 billion campus in Austin, expanding to […]
healthcare, private equity, medicine
New on sponsors’ holiday lists: DME, Houston healthcare
private equity, Chris Witkowsky
A firm I’ve been tracking for a few years, Dunes Point Capital, appears to be heading for final close on its debut institutional fund, possibly by January, a source tells me. Dunes Point II is targeting $600 mln with a $650 million cap. Check out my story here. The Rye, New York, firm was launched […]
private equity, Chris Witkowsky
Recruiting for 2020 class started this fall Hypercompetitive process a function of late cycle Process is broken, sources said I’ve been getting a big response to a column I wrote about the hyperaggressive recruiting process private equity firms are using this year to find their future superstars. TWSJ reported earlier this month that Thoma Bravo […]
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