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LPs Are Open to New Managers as They See Their Allocations Cut

June 24, 2015

Two thirds of limited partners have settled for smaller-than-desired allocations to some funds in the last 12 months, according to a survey by Coller Capital. The cutbacks come as private equity investors have received record distributions from general partners in recent years, leaving LPs flush with cash to reinvest. Strong demand

Women Gain at Some Buyout Firms, Lose Ground at Others

April 29, 2015

Women Gain at Some Buyout Firms, Lose Ground at Others Some private equity firms have increased the number of women in senior ranks in recent years, an analysis of the firm’s data by Bloomberg found. Others have moved backward, as Madeline McMahon and Devin Banerjee write. The figures are for women in

Jam Maker Provides Exit for Pet Food Investment; Investors Hungry for Shake Shack

February 4, 2015

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NXT Capital Raises $291 Mln for Leveraged Loan Fund

January 28, 2015

NXT Capital has closed its third debt fund which, like its predecessor, will invest in first- and second-lien loan transactions. NXT secured $291 million in equity commitments for NXT Capital Senior Loan Fund III, primarily from seven institutional investors, including pensions, insurers and foundations. Wells Fargo Bank agreed to provide the fund a

Juggernaut’s Third Buyout Fund to Aim for $350 Million

January 21, 2015

BY AINSLIE CHANDLER AND SABRINA WILLMER Juggernaut Capital Partners is targeting $350 million to $400 million for its latest middle-market buyout fund, according to two people with knowledge of the fundraising. The target is well above the $220 million the manager raised for its second fund in 2011. The fund manager won a

Morgan Stanley Bucks Bank Trend Away From Buyouts

January 14, 2015

BY SABRINA WILLMER Morgan Stanley’s private equity unit is seeking $1.5 billion for a fund that will make buyout investments mostly in North America even as banking peers withdraw from the asset class, said two people with knowledge of the matter. The New York-based bank’s global private equity team is seeking more

Inverness Graham to Seek 50 Percent Bigger Fund

January 7, 2015

Inverness Graham is targeting $225 million for its next private equity fund that will purchase manufacturing, technology and services companies, said two people with knowledge of the matter. The firm is raising money for its third fund that could be at least 49 percent larger than the last pool, which gathered $151.5 million, said

Blackstone Energy Fund Said to Near $4.5 Billion Close

December 17, 2014

BY DAVID CAREY AND SABRINA WILLMER Blackstone Group LP expects its second global energy fund to gather more than $4.3 billion by next week, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Blackstone is seeking as much as $4.5 billion for the fund run by David Foley, 47, said the person. That

TPG Said to Seek $3 Billion for Third Growth Fund

December 10, 2014

BY SABRINA WILLMER TPG Capital’s growth-investing arm, a backer of technology startups Uber Technologies Inc. and Airbnb Inc., is seeking as much as $3 billion for a global fund, two people with knowledge of the matter said. The firm’s third growth fund is expected to be larger than the $2 billion predecessor raised in

Blackstone Said to Offer Fee Break to Early Investors

December 3, 2014

BY SABRINA WILLMER Blackstone Group LP, the world’s biggest manager of alternative assets, is offering a break on management fees to encourage investors to commit early to its latest buyout fund that is seeking $15 billion. Blackstone will waive management fees for the first six months for investors that participate in the pool’s first