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Tom Kerr, Hamilton Lane, private equity
GP-led secondaries create more orderly liquidity options for investors Kerr expects GP-led transactions to grow to 25-30 pct of the market in the coming year Total secondary market transactions expected to near $70 bln for 2018 Tom Kerr is head of secondaries at Hamilton Lane. He spoke with Buyouts about the mainstreaming of GP-led transactions and […]
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. […]
Sajjad Jaffer, Two Six Capital, private equity, big data
Sajjad Jaffer is founder and managing partner of Two Six Capital. The San Francisco firm developed a data science platform that supports investment decisions. Two Six said it’s the first PE firm to embed data engineering and data science into its investment strategy. The firm advises many of the largest PE firms. Explain how Two […]
Five Questions with Mina Pacheco Nazemi, Barings Alternative Investments, private equity
Barings co-invests with managers in lower-mid market Co-invested in deal that helped GP early in fundraise Barings uses data to help GPs get an edge Mina Pacheco Nazemi is a member of Barings Alternative Investments funds and co-investments team, responsible for overseeing all co-investments. She spoke with Buyouts about taking a more active approach to co-investments, […]
Roche joined GTCR in 1996 In the mid-1990s, Roche had to explain what private equity was to execs or companies The Chicago Bears beat the New England Patriots to win Superbowl XX in January 1986 Collin Roche joined the Chicago buyout shop in 1996. He heads GTCR’s financial services and technology group. How has fintech evolved […]
Ben Savage, Clocktower Technology Ventures, venture capital, private equity, fintech
Few VC-backed fintech public companies at moment GPs are returning to LPs for more capital quickly Fintech startups starting to rebundle financial services. Ben Savage of Clocktower Technology Ventures, a noted fintech investor, is responsible for Clocktower’s private-market activities. The Santa Monica, California, VC has funded companies such as Embroker, MoneyLion, Currency, CircleUp, Papaya and bread. What […]
Aberdeen Asset Management, Scott Reed, private equity
Focus on PE fund sizes below $750 mln Preqin: 59 pct of capital raised in Q1 went to 10 largest PE funds Smaller companies mean better chance for outsized returns: Aberdeen Scott Reed is co-head of private equity USA at Aberdeen, based in the Boston office. He joined Aberdeen in 2015 from FLAG Capital Management. […]
TA Associates, Brian Conway, private equity, mergers, M&A, technology, software
Drives earnings growth through complementary acquisitions Increased focus on recurring/repeating revenue models Using more leverage to keep equity values down Brian Conway is chairman of TA Associates’ executive committee and a managing partner in the Boston office. He joined TA in 1984 and has co-led the firm’s technology group. TA is known for technology investing. […]
Firm “more a lead co-investor than an LP”: Russell Firm’s model steady; independent-sponsor market evolved More than half Tuckerman’s deals with repeat partners Tuckerman Capital is a private investment firm that works exclusively with independent sponsors to acquire niche middle-market industrial companies. The firm has raised five funds. Co-Founders Peter Milliken and Tim Briglin conceived of the idea […]
Doug Sutton, Huron Capital, Flex Equity Fund, private equity
Huron closed Flex Equity fund this year on $142 mln Focuses on non-control lower-mid market deals Led by Doug Sutton Doug Sutton leads Huron Capital’s new Flex Equity Fund, which invests in non-control deals in the lower-middle market. Flex Equity Fund closed on $142 million in April. Sutton chatted with Buyouts on the strategy. 1. How […]
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