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Friday, 28 November 2014

Lead Story

Stock broker, stressed out, stress, falling prices

Ten ways to maintain your cool (and equity) in distressed situations: Updated

26 November 2014

When Jobson Medical Information Holdings LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early 2012 it wasn’t a happy day for sponsor The Wicks Group of Companies LLC.

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Top News & Analysis

TA Associates puts DNCA up for sale ahead of fundraising

25 November 2014

TA Associates is selling DNCA Finance, three sources said.


EnCap quickly back to market with next flagship fund

25 November 2014

EnCap Investments is back in the market targeting $5 billion for its next flagship energy investment vehicle, EnCap Energy Capital Fund X, according to two people familiar with the firm.

Kelso collects $1.3 bln for first close on Fund IX

24 November 2014

Kelso & Co. has collected about $1.3 billion for a first close on its ninth fund, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.


Glendon Capital hits $1 bln hard cap on debut fund

25 November 2014

Distressed debt specialist Glendon Capital Management quickly hit the $1 billion hard cap on its debut fund in less than a year, following its spin out from Barclays Asset Management Group in 2013, according to two sources.

Laurence Gottlieb, Chairman and CEO, Fundamental Advisors

Five Questions With Laurence Gottlieb, Chairman and CEO, Fundamental Advisors

25 November 2014

How does Fundamental Advisors distinguish itself from other debt-focused private equity names such as Apollo Global Management, Oaktree Capital Management or distressed shops like WL Ross & Co?

Arctic ocean, Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, snow, ice

Alaska OK's $493 mln to 11 private equity funds

24 November 2014

Alaska Permanent Fund has committed $493 million to several private equity funds since June 30, while its overall private equity portfolio outpeformed other asset classes in its first fiscal quarter. 

Cover Stories

Demand for new fund managers creates wave of oversubscribed funds

Buyouts - November 10 2014

Demand for up-and-coming small and middle-market fund sponsors has spiked this year, as several marquee limited partners push for more exposure to emerging managers.

WL Ross & Co aims to pay well under 10x EBITDA

Buyouts - November 10 2014

With interest rates low, equity prices near all-time highs, and deal-making frothy across many sectors, distressed debt and turnaround specialist WL Ross & Co has a host of challenges plying its trade.

Fund News

Goldman mulls new infrastructure fund

03 October 2014

Goldman Sachs Group Inc is considering raising a new infrastructure fund, according to three people familiar with the matter, even as U.S. regulations threaten to reduce its profits from such endeavors.

Fresh Capital

LP Scorecard: Mid-1990s vintage funds lead way for CalSTRS portfolio

Buyouts - November 24 2014

Summit Partners, the Boston-based growth equity shop, has produced the top-performing fund, measured by IRR, for backer California State Teachers’ Retirement System—quite an accomplishment consider the pension fund has backed nearly 300 funds since the late 1980s.

Market Intelligence

Market at a Glance

Buyouts - November 24 2014

U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine firms raised an estimated year-to-date amount of $180.9 billion through November 14. That figure is up from $133.6 billion at this time a year ago.

From the Editor

ACG preps for another run at Dodd-Frank with new definition of middle-market funds

04 November 2014

A new definition of middle-market funds established by the Association for Corporate Growth sets the stage for a more targeted lobbying effort to try to ease regulation seen as overly restrictive, such as a provision of Dodd-Frank preventing banks from committing money to most buyout funds. But by leaving some big firms behind, the effort poses the risk of giving the industry a less unified voice in Washington, D.C.

Inside the Deal

Looking to raise money from sovereign wealth funds? Make it easier for them

Buyouts - November 10 2014

Sponsors often find foreign governments, including the sovereign wealth funds they oversee, an easygoing source of capital. 

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