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KKR, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, healthcare, private equity
PE giant opportunistic when it comes to sectors Relationship-building a key deal-sourcing element August buys: Envision unit, Covenant, PharMerica Jim Momtazee leads the healthcare investment team at KKR, one of the most active buyers in the sector in recent weeks. How has KKR’s healthcare investing strategy evolved over the past five years? The biggest change […]
David Hellier, ACG, Association for Corporate Growth, Bertram Capital, private equity
Trump optimism down by more than half M&A still expected to pick up in second half New emphasis on value creation amid increased competition, high multiples David Hellier is president of the Association for Corporate Growth’s New York chapter, which provides a network for middle-market dealmakers in private equity, corporate development, professional services and finance. Hellier […]
Madison Capital, Adam Willis, private equity, merger, M&A
Healthcare makes up >20% of lender’s portfolio Unrealistic value expectations of “me too” companies lead to failed processes Diverse pool of capital providers drives up debt multiples Adam Willis serves as a managing director at Madison Capital Funding, where he heads up the lender’s healthcare efforts and leads a dedicated team. Madison, with more than […]
I’m going to steal the first question from the title of a research paper you guys put out recently: Are emerging managers worth it? Koenig: There’s a really strong concentration of these first-time funds in the top quartile [of PE fund performance]. Realistically, because that data has been from guys who’ve been successful enough to come […]
Use of leverage depends on debt level of each portfolio firm Not seeing inflation in secondaries market Sees a number of large transactions in H2 2017 Benoît Verbrugghe is head of the New York office of Ardian, a fund-of-funds and one of the biggest secondary buyers. Ardian recently sold a significant chunk of its PE portfolio. Why was it […]
EQT closed third infrastructure fund on 4 bln euros Pursues growth-oriented infrastructure investments Infrastructure appetite has evolved to more value-add strategies EQT closed its third infrastructure fund on its 4 billion euro hard cap. What does EQT look for in these investments? For businesses, we’re looking at three criteria: essential services for society or industry; long-term stable […]
Hamilton Lane, Hartley Rogers, private equity
Hartley Rogers, chairman of Hamilton Lane, talks about IPO How data is changing private equity The future of PE is ‘bigger, faster, cheaper’ Hartley Rogers is chairman and a member of the investment committee at Hamilton Lane. Why did you go public? Why now? We value our culture, client relationships and the services we’re able to […]
Ronen Lazar is co-founder and CEO of Inturn, a B2B software platform that helps retailers deal with excess inventory. Q: What’s the biggest problem for retail? Inventory is the largest expense for every retailer. For one, it’s an unpredictable demand. There’s changes in consumer-spending habits, weather. There’s always inventory that no retailer can project what they […]
Frontier Capital, Andrew Lindner, private equity
Employer-provided healthcare supports corporate wellness consolidation Frontier’s Viverae explores potential transactions PE firm eyes deals in RCM, cost-containment and tech supporting shift to value-based care Andrew Lindner is a co-founder and managing partner of Frontier Capital, where he helps lead the Charlotte, N.C., firm’s healthcare IT and vertical SaaS investment activities. Regardless of how the […]
Victory Park Capital, Brendan Carroll, private equity
Victory Park specializes in investing in the specialty-finance sector. How do you define that marketplace? For us, specialty finance is predominantly non-bank lending. It may be a platform that does it online, it may be an institution that has brick-and-mortar locations, or maybe it’s a hybrid of the two. They’re lending to small businesses, they’re […]

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