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Bregal Sagemount, Gene Yoon, private equity
Closed first fund with outside investors in February Firm looks for recurring-revenue businesses Looks for recession-proof characteristics Bregal Sagemount in February closed its first fund with outside investors on its $960 million hard cap. Bregal Sagemount II beat its original $800 million target. The firm’s parent, Bregal Investments, was the biggest investor in the fund. Investment vehicles associated […]
Just two months after stepping down as Washington State treasurer, a position he held from 2009 to 2017, James McIntire joined Star Mountain Capital as a part-time senior adviser. At the New York firm, which channels money to lower-mid-market companies both directly and through fund investments, McIntire plans to help attract more public pensions as clients. […]
How was fundraising, especially for a first-time fund? There’s a sea of GPs out there raising capital, it’s a good fundraising environment. A lot of institutional LPs have really increased their allocations to private equity pretty dramatically. That’s created more supply for private equity as an industry, which we think is well deserved and a […]
Antony Karabus, HRC Retail, retailing, private equity, consumer
Antony Karabus is CEO of HRC Retail Advisory, the Northbrook, Illinois, consulting firm. For more than 25 years Karabus has advised retailers, including a number that are PE-backed, on financial-performance issues. How has the market changed for retailers? The most fundamental changes are probably these three major secular trends. First, there is a huge shift to […]
Tricor Pacific Founders Capital set out two years ago to build a portfolio of food, beverage and consumer-packaged-goods companies. In that time, the Vancouver family office has made big strides toward that goal. Tricor Founders was launched as a partnership among food-industry executive Richard Harris, two of the founders of Tricor Pacific Capital, Rod Senft and Trevor Johnstone, and Derek Senft, Rod’s son. PE Hub Canada sat down with Harris, once dubbed Tricor Founders’ “secret weapon”, to discuss recent deals, the family office’s progress, and where it goes from here.
GTCR acquired RevSpring in November GTCR committed $400 mln to RevSpring for the platform plus add-ons Gupta joined RevSpring in January as CEO Rahul Gupta, CEO of RevSpring, has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services and payments industries. Before joining RevSpring in January, Gupta was executive vice president and group president […]
Crown Predator, Nick Lewin, private equity
Crown Predator does later-stage investments in growth stage companies and special situations Completed $28 mln financing of Establishment Labs in July 2016 Crown sold AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour to AOS Group’s Donald Sun in 2012 Nick Lewin is founding partner of Crown Predator Holdings, the New York VC firm targeting later-stage investments in growth-stage companies […]
Neuberger Berman, Brian Talbot, Tristram Perkins, private equity
Neuberger Berman closed fourth secondary fund on $2.5 bln Firm focuses on smaller deals Sees higher quality GP-led transactions in market You just closed your fourth secondary fund on $2.5 billion. How will you navigate the high-priced environment? Talbot: We’ll navigate it in a fashion similar to how we navigated the first three funds, with […]
What’s your favorite deal or portfolio company that you’ve worked with recently, and why? I worked a fair amount with Critical Flow Solutions, which we sold to Circor International in October for an enterprise value of $210 million. We did quite well on it. The company’s CEO, Ruben Lah, was not a traditional, highly polished […]
Russell Steenberg, BlackRock, private equity
What are some of the major themes for 2017? [There] are a number of economic and geopolitical issues in the world.  When there’s disruption in a sector or a geography, that usually provides an opportunity. You had an Italian referendum. Whether Italy can restructure their banks now is a question. It’s certainly important to the […]

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