Buyouts Senior Editor Sam Sutton recently asked five questions of FFL Partners Executive Investor Robert Eckert, the former CEO of Mattel, Inc. and Kraft Foods.
Top News & Analysis
Exit activity for U.S.-based financial sponsors remained strong in Q3, continuing the momentum that has been building since the second-half of last year.
The news that TPG Capital is offering incentives to limited partners to commit to its seventh flagship buyout fund didn’t come as a surprise to many investors.
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.
The top two lawmakers on the Senate’s antitrust panel have urged regulators to scrutinize food distributor Sysco Corp’s planned purchase of rival U.S. Foods for $3.5 billion, according to Reuters news service.
The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved a $10 million commitment to a co-investment fund managed by former HRJ Capital co-founder and ex-San Francisco 49er Harris Barton, according to documents released by the endowment.
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.
From the Editor
Sand Oak Capital LLC has become an affiliate of consulting and merchant banking firm Carl Marks & Co. It plans to invest money supplied in part by that firm to acquire and invest in small industrial, manufacturing and distribution companies in upstate New York and elsewhere across the Northeastern United States.
Inside the Deal
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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