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April 14, 2017
Since 2012, net cash flows of private equity funds worldwide have been positive—the last three years with full returns each handily exceeding $130 billion. With returns through the middle of 2016...
April 13, 2017
There’s never a dull day at Blackstone. The latest stops in the globetrotting firm's travels: Italy, Germany and Oklahoma.
April 12, 2017
PAI’s proposal (and Refresco’s ensuing rebuff) could prove part of a growing trend: private equity firms may be increasingly turning to take-private buyouts and corporate carveouts.
April 07, 2017
In the world of private equity, the long-persisting effects of the financial crisis are still evident. This is clear particularly when examining fund returns from certain, most affected vintages...
April 04, 2017
This quarter-end datagraphic, powered by PitchBook data, breaks down global 1Q 2017 M&A activity, including deal flow, top acquirers and more.
April 03, 2017
Silver Lake has officially unveiled its fifth flagship buyout fund in an SEC filing, a vehicle that could reportedly raise as much as $12.5 billion.
March 31, 2017
Given the impact of the financial crisis, it makes sense that no matter the size of the fund, at the longest time horizon—10 years—IRRs have by and large converged. But in the shorter term...
March 28, 2017
The environment in which Leonard Green Partners invested its fifth flagship fund was very different from the environment in which it was raised. Yet LGP still managed to log stellar multiples. How?
March 27, 2017
When it comes to their portfolio companies, private equity firms much prefer making profits to making headlines. For Blackstone, though, they sometimes go hand in hand.
March 22, 2017
Private equity interest in the software sector has boomed in recent years. Two firms that were ahead of the curve? Warburg Pincus and Francisco Partners.
March 16, 2017
You can’t get lucky if you don’t take a gamble. That’s perhaps the best explanation for the standout success of Shamrock Capital Growth Fund III.
April 11, 2017
Dormant for much of 2016, the market for PE-backed IPOs is experiencing a revival. Now a Brazilian airline has joined the ranks, and an American broadband provider may be next.
April 05, 2017
Powered by the PitchBook Platform, here's a visual summary of global PE activity during 1Q 2017, covering fundraising, dealmaking and exits.
Formed last year through a partnership among Catterton, LVMH (PAR: MC) and Groupe Arnault, L Catterton is a private equity firm with a clear focus: consumer products and services.
Toshiba is looking to offload its chip business to offset financial struggles. Enter Silver Lake.
March 29, 2017
The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman have entered into "advanced talks" to sell minority stakes in Pharmaceutical Product Development in a deal that would value the company at more than $9 billion.
Donald Trump won over many a working-class voter on his way to becoming the 45th US president. He's also made many friends in the private equity industry since being elected.
March 24, 2017
Private equity funds of pre-2006 vintages exhibit significant outperformance of public indices, when employing the Russell 3000 Index for public market equivalents calculations. Since then, however...
March 21, 2017
Z Capital Group is all about portfolio companies in the people-pleasing business. Now, the New York-based firm is seeking to raise its largest pool of capital yet for new consumer-centric deals.
March 14, 2017
In what could be considered a mild upset (it’s March Madness, remember?), American Securities has outbid KKR to purchase helicopter rescue company Air Methods in a $2.5 billion deal, including debt.
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