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Eurazeo, private equity
GP Profile: Eurazeo Year founded: 2001 Investment strategy: Invest in portoflio companies with enterprise values of 150 mln euros Office location: Paris, New York, Shanghai, São Paulo Assets under management: 6 bln euros Number of active portfolio companies: 12 companies in Eurazeo Capital Web address: www.eurazeo.com/ Eurazeo is a private equity firm. But its DNA includes a family office background; […]
Newly-christened Backcast to provide mid-market debt, equity Centre Partners a minority partner in new firm Mark Gudis of SAC also a Backcast co-founder In fly fishing, “backcast” refers to how a fisherman winds up before casting his fly to the water. In business, “to backcast” is to set a specific goal, then work backward to […]
Casperson, Makam, Oaktree Capital, private equity, mezzanine financing
GP Profile: Oaktree Mezzanine Finance Year founded: 2001 Investment strategy: Seek current return and long-term capital appreciation with an emphasis on fundamental credit analysis and risk control in the middle market. Provide mezzanine capital to companies with enterprise values of $150 million to $750 million. Key executives: Bill Casperson and Raj Makam, both managing directors […]
Lariat Partners GP private equity
Year Founded: 2013 Investment Strategy: Buyouts Key Executives: Co-founders and Managing Partners Jay Coughlon and Kevin Mitchell Office locations: Denver Fundraising: Closed Fund I on $118 mln in 2014 Web Address: www.lariatpartners.net The founders of Lariat Partners don’t want to act like jerks. That may not sound like an audacious goal. It’s even a little crass, but to portfolio company CEOs like Kenny […]
Year Founded: 1992 Investment Strategy: Distressed debt investing, buyouts Key Executives: Stephen A. Feinberg, co-founder and CEO; William Richter, co-founder and director, Mark Neporent, COO, general counsel and senior managing director Office locations: New York City, with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Baarn, Frankfurt, Belfast, Madrid, Dublin, Madrid, Beijing, Tokyo AUM: $30.8 bln as […]
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Founded: 2001 Investment strategy: Control middle-market buyouts in North America in four key sectors: TMT, healthcare, leisure and retail, financial and real estate services. Its real estate arm invests in industrial and logics properties, technology-advantaged real estate such as data centers, residential and mixed-used development, and agriculture platforms focused on the wine industry. Key executives: […]
Year founded: 1974 Investment strategy: Buyouts Key executives: Anthony DiNovi, Scott Sperling Office location: Boston Fundraising status: Raising Thomas H. Lee Equity Fund VII Web address: www.thl.com Thomas H. Lee Partners raised more than $2 billion toward a $3 billion target for its seventh flagship fund through mid-December, sources said.  The Boston-based firm plans to […]
Year founded: 1990 Investment focus: Oil and gas Key executives: Albert Huddleston, Gordon Huddleston, Matthew Marziani, Paul Sander Headquarters: Dallas, Texas AUM: $1.2 bln Fundraising status: Closed Fund II on $240 mln in November Website: aethonenergy.com Oil prices are approaching 11-year lows and the price for natural gas has fallen by more than 30 percent since […]
Ares Management CEO and co-founder Tony Ressler
Year founded: 1997 Investment strategy: Buyouts, distressed debt, growth equity Key executives: Co-heads of PE David Kaplan and Bennett Rosenthal Office locations: 19 offices worldwide AUM: $88 bln Fundraising status: Raising Fund V with $6.5 bln target Active portfolio companies: About 25 Website: http://www.aresmgmt.com/ Ares Management is back in the market with its first flagship […]
Firm: Genstar Capital Year founded: 1988 Investment strategy: Middle-market buyouts in healthcare, software, financial services and industrial technology Key executives: Jean-Pierre “JP” Conte, managing director and chairman; Ryan Clark, managing director and president; Managing Directors Robert Weltman, Anthony Salewski, Rob Rutledge, Eli Weiss Office location: San Francisco Total commitments in all funds: $5 bln Fundraising status: Closed Genstar Capital Partners VII at […]

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