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Anderson joined Carlyle from Arrow Electronics, where he was a president and chief digital officer, on Sept. 30.
Mark Strauch is a partner at Alpine Investors and a chairman of Alpine SG, the firm’s vertical SaaS aggregation platform. In a recent interview, Strauch told Buyouts how the lower middle-market PE firm sources deals in the software space and how it trains the next generation of senior leaders. 1. How does Alpine source deals […]
"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 […]
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 […]
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
Smaller funds have to pick spots early to stay afloat Firms do more and earlier to win desired processes Competition drives lenders to lend off forward revenue 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 […]
Aberdeen looks for secondary deal flow in smaller side of the market Has looked at single-asset deals ILPA restructuring guidelines will help bring transparency to the market Patrick Knechtli is the head of secondaries at Aberdeen Standard Investments. He spoke to Buyouts about new ILPA guidelines and how the secondaries market would react to a recession. […]
Phil Canfield, GTCR, University of Chicago, University of Texas, McCombs School of Business, private equity, donation, education
Phil Canfield joined GTCR in 1992. He is currently a managing director and co-head of the TMT group. Canfield holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BBA in finance from the University of Texas. You gifted $20 million to the Business Honors Program at the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin. […]
Brad Coppens, One Equity Partners. healthcare, private equity
OEP home-care provider All Metro poised to scale via M&A LHC-Almost Family merger signals renewed confidence in sector Managed care plays greater role in home health Brad Coppens is a managing director at One Equity Partners, where he helps lead the New York middle-market firm’s healthcare efforts. Coppens holds various board memberships, including at OEP-backed […]

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