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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

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Fed slaps Credit Suisse for risky lending

22 September 2014

Wall Street banks are expected to rein in reckless underwriting after the Federal Reserve appeared to single out Credit Suisse for flouting lending guidelines.

Cover Stories

A more selective Connecticut tries to find its groove

Buyouts - September 29 2014

After years of turnover and turmoil that contributed to weak returns, the Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds’s private equity portfolio appears to have righted course. It is pacing its commitments more judiciously while backing more proven managers.

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Odyssey Fund IV performance climbs on recent exits

Buyouts - September 15 2014

Odyssey Investment Partners faced the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression when it launched fundraising for Odyssey Investment Partners IV in 2008. But the New York firm led by Chairman Stephen Berger, a leader in the New York political arena, barely missed a beat.

Fund News

The Banc Funds Co up to $388 mln on Fund IX

19 September 2014

Its sixth and seventh funds got hit hard by the financial crisis, but an otherwise strong track record has propelled The Banc Funds Company LLC to $388 million on its ninth fund.

Deal News

American Securities's FMSA to raise $1 bln in IPO

23 September 2014

FMSA Holdings Inc, owned by private equity firm American Securities LLC, said it expected its initial public offering to be priced at $21-$24 per share, raising up to $1.07 billion.

Fresh Capital

Bregal pulls back on $400 mln secondary sale

23 September 2014

Bregal Investments has decided to pull a sale of a portfolio of private equity fund interests with a net asset value of about $400 million, according to three people with knowledge of the process.

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


Buyouts - September 15 2014

Buyout and mezzanine funds based in the United States have raised $136.3 billion in capital commitments from institutional investors through Aug. 5. Overall fundraising continues to outpace the amount raised this time last year, when buyout and mezzanine funds managed to collect $100.5 billion in commitments.

From the Editor

Thomson Reuters venture capital performance data from 1997 to 2009

LBO funds have been strong performers; venture has momentum

28 August 2014

In picking strategies within private equity, investors largely got it right betting heavily over the last three decades on leveraged buyout funds. That said, venture capital firms have staged a significant comeback since the woebegone years following the Internet bubble, and they could pose competition for dollars in the months ahead.

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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