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Former Goldman, BDT executive raises $602.7 mln for debut

28 October 2014

RedBird Capital Partners, a new investment fund managed by former Goldman Sachs and BDT Capital Partners executive Gerald Cardinale, picked up $500 million from a single investor, according to a Form D filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Oct. 28. The filing did not name the investor.

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PSA Healthcare is up for sale, seeks bids of at least $200 mln

31 October 2014

Portfolio Logic, the Washington D.C. investment firm from Jeffrey Zients, has put PSA Healthcare up for sale, five sources said.

New Mexico PERA backs Garrison for up to $60 mln

31 October 2014

The Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico allocated up to $60 million for a commitment to Garrison Opportunity Fund IV A at its Oct. 30 meeting, Portfolio Manager Joaquin Lujan told Buyouts.

All eyes on Scientific Games LBO bond: IFR

31 October 2014

Underwriters are facing another problem when backing leveraged buyouts – and this time it’s not regulators but unpredictable debt markets, reports Thomson Reuters IFR magazine.

Testy Illinois governor race holds no cure for state finances

31 October 2014

(Reuters) - Whichever candidate wins the pitched battle for Illinois governor on Tuesday faces the prospect that the state supreme court next year could toss hard-fought changes to the woefully underfunded state pension system.

Cover Stories

Early success drives demand for Centerbridge III

Buyouts - October 27 2014

In hindsight, 2006 wasn’t the best year to launch a first-time fund.

Sponsors big and small take aim at healthcare costs

21 October 2014

Founded by veterans of J.P. Morgan Partners, Consonance Capital Partners over the summer wasted little time in starting to deploy a first fund of $500 million.  

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

Pennsylvania SERS diversifies alts portfolio with Korean commitment

31 October 2014

The Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System has expanded its alternative investment portfolio’s geographic reach by approving up to $50 million for Hahn & Company II, a South Korean middle-market private equity fund, at its Oct. 29 meeting.

Market Intelligence

MARKET AT A GLANCE

13 October 2014

U.S.-based buyout and mezzanine firms raised an estimated $145.7 billion through the first nine months of the year, up from $123.1 billion at this time last year.

From the Editor

Bison launches benchmarks to help fill vacuum left by Venture Economics

15 October 2014

The departure of Thomson Reuters and what used to be called its Venture Economics division from the field of performance benchmarking has left a vacuum that relative newcomer Bison has been working to fill.

Inside the Deal

Are sponsors getting worse at deal sourcing?

Buyouts - October 13 2014

While there is buzz that the asset class is becoming mature and efficient, deal sourcing, one of the most critical components of a private equity firm’s success, is becoming tougher. This means there is greater opportunity than ever for outperformance on a relative basis by sponsors that are better at business development.

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