• Blackstone’s latest deal has a clear intersection with one of last year’s biggest news stories in the US. The firm plans to buy a $1.6 billion stake in a project of the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline.
• From exit activity to EBITDA multiples, from debt percentages to fundraising figures, we described the current US private equity scene in 11 charts.
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• Both Carlyle and Apollo are raising massive new funds. But which PE giant had a better 2Q?
• Some firms consistently generate strong returns, and others do the opposite. Most private equity shops, though, hold up well when compared to the public markets.