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Mark Taber Great Hill
Mark Taber is managing partner at Great Hill Partners, where he leads the Boston growth-equity firm’s healthcare team. In recent activity, Great Hill in September invested in Pareto Health, which forms and manages employee benefit group captives, allowing self-insuring employers to band together to reduce healthcare costs. (In a self-insured plan the employer assumes all […]
"There is a new cohort of software businesses that have emerged that are not appropriate for VC-backing and they are, in many cases, too small for a traditional PE."
Anderson joined Carlyle from Arrow Electronics, where he was a president and chief digital officer, on Sept. 30.
"Most of our people have worked in different geographies, sometimes spending up to six months in that country. More than 80 percent of our investment team speaks a foreign language."
Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman
Stephen Schwarzman is considered one of the founding fathers of private equity. He co-founded Blackstone in 1985 and is chairman and CEO. The New York private equity firm has $545 billion in assets under management, but things weren’t so easy for the firm when it launched more than three decades ago. Schwarzman’s new book, What […]
Blackstone, New Mountain Capital, JDA Software, private equity
"We’re investing in healthcare services companies in the Ebitda range of $5 million to $30 million that offer meaningful growth opportunities."
US, Featured, Top Stories, Consumer/Retail
Manna Tree typically invests from $10 mln to $40 mln equity per deal David Rubenstein is not involved in the day-to-day of Manna Tree but owns a 10 pct stake of the GP Sources her own protein Gabrielle “Ellie” Rubenstein, the daughter of David Rubenstein, co-founded Manna Tree Partners in 2018 along with Ross Iverson, […]
Monument Group, Bart Molloy, private equity, emerging managers
Bart Molloy is a managing director at Monument Group. We spoke with him about the rise in emerging managers and the firm’s relationship with independent sponsors. 1. How is the PE sector performing today compared with 25 years ago? Private equity remains the most exciting asset class in that it continues to evolve, with increased emphasis on […]
Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, Aaron Sack
Firm plans to hire operational accelerators, operating VP Drives value creation multiples via operational support, M&A Sees opportunity in mid-market companies off the beaten track Aaron Sack is head of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners where he also leads the consumer investing group. Sack told Buyouts in a recent interview about how the firm approaches the market. 1. How does deal-making in 2019 differ from previous years? Do […]
Scott Twibell, Lincoln International, private equity, merger, M&A
Scott Twibell is a managing director and co-head of the TMT group at Lincoln International. Twibell’s global team completed nearly 110 transactions in the past four years, focusing largely on vertical software and on a mix of tech-enabled businesses, mostly PE-backed. Twibell spoke to Buyouts about how competition for software deals has changed the dynamics around […]

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