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CRG LP, private equity, venture capital, M&A
What’s your outlook for healthcare deal-making in PE as the U.S. elections approach? Much of the risk of the election is already priced into the market. In our corner of the healthcare arena (commercial-stage companies that may not yet be cash-flow positive), comments made around drug prices have already made headlines and impacted valuations for companies […]
Loren Schlachet, Riverside
1. You just helped wrap up fundraising for Riverside Micro-Cap Fund IV with $650 million in commitments, ahead of the $500 million target. Any new team members for this fund? A: Today we have 40 team members on the microcap fund, split roughly down the middle between transactors and operators. On the transacting side, we’re […]
ACA Compliance, Jack Rader, SEC, private equity,
What does ACA do and how do you interact with the PE community? Our primary interaction with the private equity space is providing regulatory-compliance consulting on both the Investment Advisors Act and Investment Company Act — for folks that have [business-development companies. We work with] broker/dealers as well, so FINRA and SEC guidance. We have a cybersecurity and risk-assessment […]
Swander Pace Capital
While U.S. private equity firms are a growing presence in Canada’s mid-market, not that many have taken the step of opening a local office to source deals and keep tabs on portfolio companies. One of the few is Swander Pace Capital (SPC), a specialist in buyouts of lower mid-market consumer products companies. SPC opened a Toronto office seven years ago and hired Principal Valerie Scott to run it. PE Hub Canada sat down with Managing Director Andrew Richards and Scott to talk about SPC’s Canadian investment strategy, deals and the recent close of its sixth fund.
Bain Capital, David Humphrey, private equity, M&A
As co-head of Bain’s tech, media and telecom unit for North America, give us some color on the $4.7 billion sale of cybersecurity firm Blue Coat to Symantec? We purchased Blue Coat in early 2015 for $2.4 billion, including debt and equity. We sold it for about twice the price that we paid, but we had the […]

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