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Friday, 31 October 2014

Lead Story

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EXCLUSIVE-SEC probing private equity performance figures

29 October 2014

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is examining how private equity firms report a key metric of their past performance when they market new funds to investors, as the regulator boosts its scrutiny of the industry, people familiar with the matter told Reuters news service.

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 pension cancels $100 mln Centerbridge commitment

28 October 2014

The Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System will not invest in Centerbridge Partners’ third flagship fund after allocating up to $100 million to the vehicle in August, Buyouts has learned

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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