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Regulator takes aim at end-of-fund-life issues, cybersecurity Apollo sets aside $45 mln related to accelerated monitoring fees Executives complain privately but work with regulators The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reached at least $90 million in settlements with GPs since it started scrutinizing the industry in 2012. That amount is small compared to the trillions in […]
Arbor Investments turned its buy of Gold Standard Baking Inc into more than just a sweet deal by boosting the company’s production of croissants five-fold and adding a heaping scoop of new customers. Arbor sold Gold Standard Baking in April 2015 to Parallel49 Equity (formerly known as Tricor Pacific Capital Inc). The Chicago private equity firm made […]
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Many of the largest buyout firms, like Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co and the Blackstone Group, have taken steps to attract and retain women. But the overall industry still has plenty of work to do. Some studies have shown that the number of women in senior positions has grown. However, no one knows if the number of women across the […]
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Buyouts analyzes the positions of the major presidential candidates to determine who’s best (and worst) for private equity Private equity doesn’t like to remember the year of 2012, when the industry was rudely thrust into the harsh glare of a presidential political season. The scar of the Mitt Romney presidential campaign may never truly heal, but the industry […]
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LPs seek exits for maturing assets Secondary players ramp up efforts GPs urged to share portfolio company When private equity funds grow up, they more rarely move out of the house. As the asset class matures, fund duration has been creeping up, according to industry players. For LPs and GPs, this market dynamic offers an […]
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JJ Jelincic, a California Public Employees’ Retirement System board member, is preparing to dig into a sandwich at a California diner. “You shouldn’t go to a barbecue place if avoiding a mess is a priority,” he said. Jelincic (pronounced juh-LIN-sic) has uncovered quite a few messes at CalPERS lately. In October, he met with Buyouts […]
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PetSmart leads the pack as the largest buyout in the southwest High tech, industrials and energy top deal sectors Lone Star Funds was top fundraiser in the region Low oil prices cast a chill over the Southwest deal-making this year, but sponsors say the market is starting to heat up again. The region accounted for 234 of […]
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Despite a weak fundraising market in the third quarter, a murderers’ row of some of the industry’s most sought after general partners is expected to return to market at some point in the next year, according to data from Buyouts and Bison. LPs expect technology specialist Silver Lake to return to market with the fifth iteration […]
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With more GPs striking out on their own, LPs face the daunting task of evaluating deal-makers’ track records. In private equity, success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan. That’s how one GP described the challenging art of portraying and confirming track record when landing a new job, spinning out a new firm or […]

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