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The Pulse of Private Equity – 1/13/2020

2020 prediction – SWFs and pensions will become more sophisticated Download PitchBook’s Report here. Sovereign wealth funds and public pensions financed private equity for years before they began co-investing in deals alongside their GPs. Though the trend is well publicized, the practice is still rare overall. Pension funds co-invest in about 2% of all US deals

PDI Picks – 1/13/2020

Fees are still a sticking point for private equity LPs High fees have become a focus for critics of the industry, and fund managers will need to make their case to the voting public. Almost three-quarters of LPs find private equity fund fees difficult to justify to their colleagues, according to the 2020 edition of

DL Deals: News & Analysis  - 1/13/2020

DL Deals Monthly Scorecard: December buyouts swamped volume, lenders closed out 51 transactions Buyouts swamped direct lending activity in December, accounting for 61% of volume, a big leap from the two previous months that saw more action in M&A Add-On business, according to DL Deals. For the quarter, the increase in buyouts pushed LBOs above

2020 Hindsight

Remember your summer internships in high school? Neither do we. There’s a vague recollection of delivering mail for a financial advertising agency on Wall Street. (It’s also where we first encountered the term “Lead Left,” but that’s another story). Wolf Cukier’s stint at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center last summer could have been equally tedious.