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The private equity asset class took a sharp hit from the financial crisis and subsequent economic recession. In particular, it has become more difficult for fund managers to raise private equity funds. The difficult fundraising environment may have started to swing the pendulum toward limited partner (LP) investors as they begin to wield more influence in their relationships with fund managers. This article explores how extensively the balance of power between LPs and private equity fund managers has shifted and what this change means to LPs. While fewer firms were in the market raising funds last year, LPs’ financial ...
Founded in 1995, APC has raised in excess of $50 billion for over 50 transactions. APC has an established brand within the private equity community and is dedicated to maintaining relationships with over 4,000 alternative investors worldwide. The firm is based in Greenwich, Connecticut with other offices in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, and Hong Kong.
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This would not be the first time I used these pages to point out that the dynamics at play within the political machinery of private equity firms could be easily characterized by reference to powerful and diametrically opposed forces constantly at work against each other. I should not, therefore, surprise the astute Going Private reader when observing that within two years of a firm's formation, the senior partnership may find itself in recursive congress with a group it absolutely despises, namely the senior partners themselves. With five years to go in a fund with a seven year lifespan, the light at the end of the ... market research, surveys and trends
The Privileges, by Jonathan Dee « KevinfromCanada
– I am intrigued by fiction that is willing to enter the “business” world (Tom Wolfe and Joshua Ferris come to mind) and there are not a lot of literary novels that venture into that territory. – James Wood wrote a very perceptive and positive New Yorker review which was my first introduction to the book. The subtitle to the review (“Two novels about money without morals”) is recommendation enough. – When the physical copy arrived, it featured cover blurbs from Richard Ford, Elizabeth Strout, Tom Perrotta, Jay McInerney and Jonathan Franzen. The publisher is obviously swinging for the ... market research, surveys and trends


Inside the investment strategies of the very rich - Jan. 25, 2007
NEW YORK (Fortune) -- There's no question that hedge funds and private equity investments have dominated the business headlines for the last year. But does that mean that individuals are actually flocking to these high-risk, high-return funds? Not as much as you might think. A recent study shows that 40 percent of millionaire investors surveyed had no allocation whatsoever in alternative investments, including private equity, hedge funds and commodities. Those who shy away from the investments say the products are too complex or that the risks associated with these investments are too high, says the report from Northern ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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2010 Walks the Walk
Optimism and results are meshing in the secondary market this year, which is proving more robust than 2009 in both transactions and motivation. Recent analysis from Preqin cites a narrowing of bid/ask differentials and reduced re-balancing needs as drivers in transaction volume. There has been a flurry of activity recently, "with LPs putting a number of significant portfolios forward for valuation," according to Preqin. "With secondary transactions requiring plenty of negotiation and time, it will still be some time before the market truly explodes into action, but we are expecting the latter half of 2010 and ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Alarm Bells Should Be Ringing for NBTY Insider Purchases
5,000 NBTY common shares at a total cost of $171,295 or an average price per share of $34.26. Five days later on May, 18, 2010, Peter White purchased 4,000 NBTY common shares at a total cost of $140,398 or an average price per share of $35.10. On July 15, 2010, NBTY agreed to be purchased by the Carlyle Group. According to Dow Jones Newswires : NBTY Inc. ( NTY ) agreed to be acquired by private-equity firm Carlyle Group in a deal valued at $3.5 billion in one of the largest transactions to take a public company private since the credit bubble burst. Carlyle and Blackstone Group LP ( BX ), two of the world's largest ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


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CFO of Private Equity Fund Pleads Guilty in - Federal Bureau of ...
SAN FRANCISCO—King Chuen Tang pleaded guilty to insider trading charges in federal court in San Francisco today, United States Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced. In pleading guilty, Tang admitted that in the Spring of 2008, while working as the CFO of a private equity fund, he misappropriated inside information regarding Tempur-Pedic International, Inc. The information involved a pre-announcement of earnings news and plans for Tang’s equity fund to purchase a large stake of Tempur-Pedic. Tang shared that inside information with friends, and both he and his friends invested as a result of learning that ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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If a director of a large corporation is engaged in a strategic thinking program and the board resolves to conduct a fierce campaign of growth by acquisition, that director has a portal of 5 or more years into the future and can buy and sell shares annually in certain windows following the announcement of intra annual results...surely this director is in a sound position to benefit from his strategic insight by accumulating shares legally in the windows provided each year...and wouldn't you expect him/her to do exactly that? It is inside knowledge, but provided he/she observes the windows for buying and selling, it's ...
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Nov. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Schottenfeld Group LLC, the firm where three of the people arrested yesterday on insider-trading charges worked, said it was “deeply troubled and shocked” by the allegations against its former employees. It wasn’t the first time the New York-based company has had to react to allegations of impropriety by its traders. In April 2008, former employee Paul Berliner settled charges he spread false rumors that private-equity firm Blackstone Group LP was about to cut its offer for Alliance Data Systems Corp. “There is no place at our firm for individuals who violate the securities laws,” Schottenfeld’s chairman, ...