Home Cover Story

Cover Story

Oaktree $100 mln investment leads to $2.3 bln of proceeds Deal “standout in the history of Oaktree”: Bruce Karsh Tyson Foods acquired AdvancePierre for $4.2 bln in 2017 Sandwiches are simple. Take some bread, some meat and cheese, throw in a few condiments — that’s lunch. Sandwich-related investments are a tad more complicated, but potentially very lucrative. […]
Blackstone Group, Vista Equity Partners, Janet Cowell, Girls Who Invest, nonprofit, private equity, women's issues, Kristen Williams, Seema Hingorani
Ex-North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell named CEO Girls Who Invest backed by several PE firms Vista Equity a founding donor Kristen Williams, global recruiting head at Blackstone Group, first found out about nonprofit Girls Who Invest two years ago after being introduced to Founder and Chair Seema Hingorani through the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. Blackstone was already familiar […]
Sexual Harassment, venture capital, private equity
LPs talk about ways to ask about sexual harassment lawsuits PE hasn’t had a true headline-grabbing harassment revelation Many such cases go to arbitration Where is private equity’s “Me Too” moment? The venture capital world has been rocked with revelations of sexual harassment and bad behavior by venture GPs. That includes Justin Caldbeck, co-founder of VC […]
private equity, fundraising
U.S. funds raised $201 bln through Dec. 11 Fundraising poised for strongest year since the crisis Speed, size of new funds present challenges for LPs U.S. private equity firms are poised to raise more money than in any year since the global financial crisis, thanks in no small part to limited partners pouring massive amounts of capital into […]
mergers, M&A, private equity, 2017 in review, Waud Capital, Reeve Waud
2017 highlights: Bain-Toshiba, Sycamore-Staples, New Mountain-VWR $184 bln of disclosed PE deal value in 2017 Preempted auctions on the rise; debt markets drive valuations higher The music has yet to stop for dealmakers, as buyers and sellers pull out all the stops to find and win good transactions in a historically high-price environment. “We’re not […]
A spate of high-profile private equity deals has made the once-nerdy payments sector a superstar. In September, Hellman & Friedman agreed to buy Nets in a $5.3 billion deal from sellers Advent International and Bain Capital. The transaction had long been expected. Vantiv in August made a $10 billion offer for WorldPay, which was owned by […]
cigar, professional
Median partner-level salary increase last year was 7 pct Median non-partner-level salary increase in 2016 was 8 pct Partners typically earn well over $300K That investors don’t want fund managers to get wealthy from management fees alone has been a mantra stretching back to the beginnings of the private equity industry. The idea: keep partners […]
Relationships and buy-and-build strategies remained key tactics in the third quarter among private equity groups eager to find and win good deals. By and large, experts characterized sponsor-driven activity as more of the same in Q3: record valuations, stiff competition and — nonetheless — highly motivated sponsors looking to deploy capital as the industry remains on […]
Healthcare dealmaking has seen no summer slowdown. With healthcare-services transactions accounting for what PitchBook says is almost two-thirds of the more than 300 PE-backed deals through Aug. 8, the amorphous segment called pharma services has been a standout. The demand for such services continues to be fueled by drug makers, which are eager to deploy […]
Thomas H. Lee, Lee Equity Partners, private equity, venture capital,
“We learned to build our back offices … to be compliant”: Lee PE-career paths for women remain unclear: panelists LPs who place with first-time GPs seek size caps on Fund II By Sarah Pringle, Alastair Goldfisher and Chris Witkowsky Looking back on a life of private equity investing, an executive might be hard-pressed to remember […]

Copyright PEI Media

Not for publication, email or dissemination