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A woman counts U.S. dollars at a money changer in Yangon May 23, 2013. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Carlyle LPs to share in collusion suit settlement costs

25 September 2014

The Carlyle Group’s $115 million settlement of a lawsuit that alleged that it colluded with other buyout shops to depress deal prices will be paid through a combination of Carlyle Partners IV fund capital, insurance, balance sheet capital, and contributions from some employees of the firm, an industry source told Buyouts.

Cover Stories

Incentives part of routine offering from GPs on fundraising trail

30 September 2014

The news that TPG Capital is offering incentives to limited partners to commit to its seventh flagship buyout fund didn’t come as a surprise to many LPs. 

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From West Coast springs far more than tech deals

Buyouts - September 29 2014

Silver Lake may be known more for its technology buyouts, but one of the San Francisco firm’s biggest recent falls into a different category altogether.Teaming up with its platform company William Morris Endeavor, Silver Lake bought sports marketing and talent management firm IMG Worldwide for $2.3 billion late last year. Jim Davidson, Silver Lake managing partner, recently hailed the acquisition as a way to harness IMG’s stable of authors, athletes and other stars that generate popular entertainment and content.

Fund News

Megafund demand greets $16 bln Blackstone VII fundraise: Pros

25 September 2014

The Blackstone Group may encounter little difficulty in hitting its $16 billion target for Blackstone Capital Partners VII LP as the new flagship buyout pool hits the fundraising trail, based on strong demand from LPs for key megafunds, two private equity pros told Buyouts.

Deal News

Vista Equity to buy Tibco Software for $4.3 billion

29 September 2014

Business software maker Tibco Software Inc on Sept. 29 said private equity firm Vista Equity Partners would take it private for $4.3 billion in the largest technology buyout this year, according to sister news service Reuters.

Fresh Capital

Washington State commits $736 mln to PE

26 September 2014

The Washington State Investment Board committed roughly $736 million to private equity funds managed by Bridgepoint Capital, Advent International and Roark Capital Group at its Sept. 18 meeting, spokeswoman Liz Mendizabal told Buyouts in an email.

Meet the LP: Neha Markle, Morgan Stanley Video

29 August 2014

In this video from the PartnerConnect Midwest 2014 conference in Chicago, Neha Markle, executive director of the Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners PE Fund Group, discusses the firm’s third party fund of funds business, which has more than $35 billion of assets under management, including $12 billion in private equity investments.

Market Intelligence

Market at a glance 9.29.14

MARKET AT A GLANCE

Buyouts - September 29 2014

U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine shops secured approximately $143.27 billion in capital commitments in the first nine months of 2014. Fundraising continues to outpace last year, when the year-to-date tally was $114.9 billion.

From the Editor

David Toll, Editor, Buyouts

CVC Credit Partners plans fund to buy stressed European loans

12 September 2014

CVC Credit Partners, the London-based credit arm of CVC Capital Partners, has had preliminary discussions with at least one investor about launching a fund earmarked to buy stressed-but-performing loans on the books of European banks.

Inside the Deal

Sanjay Gupta of Adveq

Co-Investments attractive if done for the right reasons

Buyouts - September 15 2014

Co-investing has gained popularity amongst investors who are looking for a stronger alignment of interest, more control and, ultimately, an amplification of the outperformance that is possible through investing in private equity.

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