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Friday, 25 July 2014

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Meet the LP: Maurice Gordon, Guardian Life Insurance Company of America Video

25 July 2014

In this video from the PartnerConnect Midwest conference in Chicago, Maurice Gordon, a managing director at The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America and its head of private equity, discusses the company’s strategy for the asset class, after he took over the management of the business in June.

Cover Stories

Aquiline expected to raise next financial services fund: Updated

23 July 2014

With its latest fundraise, Aquiline Capital Partners may have a harder time convincing investors that financial services is an underpenetrated private equity market. But the firm appears to have a strong case that it has navigated the field successfully over the last decade. That is not something every specialist can claim.

Amount raised during 2014 by fund type ($B)

Oxygen flows freely to sub-$1 billion funds

Buyouts - July 14 2014

At the peak of the last fundraising boom six years ago, sponsors had reason to feel like small potatoes if they were targeting anything less than $1 billion. Today, with fundraising soaring again, such firms are playing a far larger role in the market.

Fund News

Patria first to finish line in Brazil fundraising marathon

25 July 2014

Patria Investimentos, the Brazil-focused private equity shop backed by The Blackstone Group, has emerged first among a group of contenders raising money for new Brazil funds.

Deal News

Exits, Q2 2014

17 July 2014 | Updated: 22 April 2014

Download the “Q2 2014 Exits” table from the Related Files tab below to see the full list of all M&As and IPOs by U.S.-based financial sponsors in the second quarter of 2014.

Fresh Capital

Japan pension fund hires Coller executive

18 July 2014

Japan’s public pension fund has hired a London-based private equity executive for its investment committee, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aims to make the fund more capable of riskier investments and less concentrated in government bonds.

​Meet the LP: Michael Felman, MSF Capital Advisors Video

02 July 2014

In this video from the PartnerConnect East conference, Michael Felman, the president of MSF Capital Advisors, a a global multi-family office, discusses the opportunities for direct investing and fund investments, in both venture capital and buyouts.

Market Intelligence

Market at a glance 7.14.14

MARKET AT A GLANCE

Buyouts - July 14 2014

U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine shops raised more than $103.3 billion in capital through July 4. The latest fundraising tally is significantly higher than the same time last year when buyout and mezzanine shops managed to raise only $79.1 billion.

From the Editor

David Toll, Editor, Buyouts

Indiana, Maine give insights into fees, expenses charged

22 July 2014

The fees and expenses charged by sponsors became a far bigger issue this year after an official of the U.S. Securities and Exchange said in May that early exams of sponsors had found widespread examples of their being mishandled. And that raises a question: How much do investors actually pay in fees and expenses?

Inside the Deal

Jonathan Friedlands of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

JOBS Act update: what sponsors need to know

Buyouts - July 14 2014

Readers of Buyouts are familiar with the JOBS Act, which, among other things, lifted the ban against general solicitation for certain exempt offerings and will, once the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission approves regulations, permit non-accredited investors to make investments into exempt offerings through crowdfunding “portals.”

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