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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Lead Story

Japan's Mount Fuji

Secondary market is showing signs of peaking

20 July 2014

Some private equity limited partners have been “de-risking” their illiquid portfolios, according to a fresh first-half pricing report from alternative asset advisory firm Cogent Partners.

Cover Stories

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.

Q2 2014 deals by type

Dealmaking picks up, but at higher prices

Buyouts - July 14 2014

U.S. sponsors tallied up more closed deals in the second quarter than a year ago as the sustained economic recovery and strength in the credit markets created a mood to merge.

Fund News

Dyal Capital raises $837 million for hedge fund manager stakes

23 July 2014

Dyal Capital Partners has disclosed $837 million in commitments for three private equity pools related to Dyal Capital Partners II, which won pledges from public pension funds in New Jersey and Alameda County, California.

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


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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