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19 October 2012

Return of the Mack as former Goldman CEO launches PE, hedge fund

John Mack Goldman Sachs - AltAssets Private Equity NewsFormer Morgan Stanley heavyweight John Mack is launching a new fund of funds with 77-year-old celebrity tax lawyer Joel Ehrenkranz.

19 October 2012

YFM Equity to quit as NWFDC fund manager to focus on bigger tickets

David Hall YFM Equity Partners - AltAssets Private Equity NewsYFM Equity Partners plans to quit managing a fund helping UK small businesses in order to focus on bigger-ticket deals.

19 October 2012

Pricing poses problem for private equity as eurozone struggles continue $

Despite the ongoing financial straits in the eurozone, finding attractively priced private equity opportunities presents more of a challenge than many expect, as sellers prefer to wait and see than adjust their price expectations.

19 October 2012

Intacct gets $13.5m financing, debt from Split Rock, Silicon Valley Bank, others

split-rockSplit Rock Partners has led a $7.5m financing round for cloud financial management software company Intacct.

19 October 2012

Middle East PE industry heads overseas for institutional capital $

nbk_ahmad_170sqAttracting international LPs remains the key challenge to ensuring the the success of the Middle East’s private equity industry, as local institutional investors still prefer to send their capital overseas.

19 October 2012

Providence confirms 10% Hulu stake sale

sold-sale-exit-dealProvidence Equity Partners has confirmed the sale of its 10 per cent stake in online TV service Hulu.

19 October 2012

GTCR Golder Rauner principal Bruce Rauner retires

Bruce Rauner GTCR Golder Rauner - AltAssets Private Equity NewsGTCR Golder Rauner principal Bruce Rauner has retired from the firm after more than 30 years.

19 October 2012

GSV Capital, Raine Group in $23.5m Parchment financing

Publically-traded venture firm GSV Capital has helped education credentials manager Parchment raise a $23.5m financing round.

19 October 2012

LPs move towards risk-based allocation strategies $

alpinvest_cornelius_170sqAs LPs become more sophisticated, investment decisions are increasingly based more on allocation and discretion, as opposed to a view on the underlying GP, according to one global fund of funds manager.

19 October 2012

China’s institutional investors transitioning into private equity $

While massive institutional investors are set to be a major force in China’s private equity industry, there remains a few years of transition as they adapt to a new investment class.


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