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Private-Equity Tech Titans Face Off With New Funds

Two of the largest technology-focused private-equity firms are competing to raise money for what would be their biggest funds, ratcheting up an already heated race for buyouts in the industry......»»

Category: topSource: wsjMay 17th, 2018

Term Sheet — Thursday, May 17

On deals and dealmakers. CLASH OF THE TITANSIt's not just venture capital firms raising record amounts of capital. Private equity tech giants are also facing off with a slate of new mega-funds. Vista Equity Partners M.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 17th, 2018

Blackstone to invest in Santa Monica outsourcing firm

Private equity funds managed by Blackstone Grou.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesAug 9th, 2018

Leveraging Options To Enhance Returns In Pension Plans

In recent months, we have seen increased interest from public and private pension funds in pursuing strategies involving exchange listed options. Many state retirement systems face systemic yearly funding shortfalls as a remnant from.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkAug 8th, 2018

Lexerd finds a hole-in-one opportunity in Augusta

Lexerd Capital Management LLC, a New Jersey-based sponsor of private equity funds, announced that one of its funds has acquired Center West Villas, a multifamily .....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyAug 1st, 2018

How SBA loans can help fund a company acquisition

When an investment banker is hired to help a business sell to the most ideal buyer, the investment banker typically courts the usual suspects for the potential buyer pool: private equity firms, hedge funds and strategic buyers. Investment bankers usually .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 1st, 2018

Private Equity Funds Closed In Q2 2018 Secured $85 Billion In Capital Commitments

Private equity fundraising experienced a further slowdown in Q2 2018: 230 funds reached a final close securing an aggregate $85bn in capital, representing a 7% decline in number of funds and 4% decline in capital raised compared to Q1 20.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkJul 23rd, 2018

Wall Street Rushes Into a New Asset Class

Hedge funds, private equity firms, and asset managers have flocked to the market for loans for small and midsize companies. Investors need to be wary......»»

Category: topSource: barronsJul 21st, 2018

Hotel Sales Surge in First Half, Powered by Large Deals Involving Private Equity Funds

Blackstone Group paid $1.64 billion in April for a trio of resort properties, including the Grand Wailea on the south Maui island of Hawaii (pictured). Large hotel deals pushed U.S. lodging and hospi.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJul 20th, 2018

Private Equity Funds: Leverage And Performance Evaluation

Private Equity Funds: Leverage And Performance Evaluation.....»»

Category: topSource: seekingalphaJul 18th, 2018

New Opportunistic and Multifamily Funds Help Reheat Real Estate Private Equity Market

One of Taconic Capital's latest investments was the mortgage securing JPMorgan International Plaza in Dallas. Private equity fundraising for real estate shows signs of heating up again in July after.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJul 17th, 2018

Walmart looks to exit Japan with Seiyu supermarket sale: NIkkei

U.S. retailer Walmart Inc has decided to sell Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu and has already approached major retailers and private equity funds, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 11th, 2018

MarketWatch First Take: Broadcom deal to buy CA makes little sense on the surface

Broadcom Inc.’s surprise $18.9 billion deal to buy the software company CA Technologies makes little sense on the surface but signals a new direction for the tech conglomerate, possibly turning itself into a private equity player......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 11th, 2018

Walmart plans to sell Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu: Nikkei

U.S. retailer Walmart Inc has decided to sell Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu and has already approached major retailers and private equity funds, the Nikkei business daily reported on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 11th, 2018

Private equity sleight of hand makes so-so investments look superb, critics say

Pension funds are taking aim at private equ.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJul 3rd, 2018

Private equity sleight of hand makes so-so investments look superb, CalPERS says

Pension funds are taking aim at private equ.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJul 3rd, 2018

How Dell Technologies Is Going Public Without an IPO

Nothing is simple for the highly-leveraged tech giant. Back in 2013, Dell Technologies went private in a $24 billion leveraged buyout led by founder Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake Partners. "Dell's transformation is well under .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 2nd, 2018

What this Scottsdale tech company plans to do with its first private equity investment

GPS Insight’s 2017 revenue was in the $40 million range, and is growing at 20 percent, with $47 million in revenue expected this year......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 4th, 2018

Chicago PE firm snaps up major stake of Colorado tech company

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo is buying a majority stake in a fast-growing Colorado technology company in a deal that removes a company watched as a potential IPO candidate this year. Terms of the deal to buy Boulder-based LogRhythm Inc. were no.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 1st, 2018

Private equity and venture capital firms still digesting Trump tax reform

The headlines leading up to passage of the new tax law were ominous.  Changes requiring private equity and venture capital funds to hold investments longer to get a lower capital gains rate on carried interest — coupled with new caps on interest d.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 29th, 2018

Medill News Service: Shortage of IT talent poses risks to big U.S. banks, finance firms

American financial institutions face a greater threat from cyberattacks because of a shortage of high-tech professionals and poor coordination between the government and private sector on how to deter hackers, executives say......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 24th, 2018