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Private Equity Firms

Private Equity Professionals Handling the Fiscal Cliff?

November 26, 2012

How might the fiscal cliff be handled by private equity professionals in comparison to elected officials? Private equity professionals are a very dissimilar bunch of individuals, although there is a common thread among this group – the competitive search for maximum output at minimum cost. Certain unaware individuals may assume, based upon a few selected […]

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Private Equity Business and Secession

November 19, 2012

With the presidential election now over and calls for secession appearing in a good number of states, one might wonder: how would various secession scenarios affect the private equity industry? Well, perhaps the best place to start is with the states that appear to have the strongest movement towards seceding from the Union – Texas […]

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Private Equity Fundraising Grew in Q3 2012

November 5, 2012

Despite ongoing economic uncertainty, investor appetite for private equity deals remained robust in the third quarter as private equity funds raised a total of $64 billion during the quarter, roughly 10 percent more than the third quarter of 2011. The private equity capital raise during the September quarter was however well below the $83 billion […]

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Private Equity Firms Turn to Debt-funded Dividend Recapitalizations for Exits

October 25, 2012

The slowdown in mergers and acquisitions as a result of global economic uncertainty has prompted private equities to take the dividend recapitalization route to bolster returns. Data from credit agency Standard & Poor’s shows that debt issued to fund private equity dividends has already topped $54 billion this year, easily beating the record $40.5 billion […]

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The Market for Private Equity Wealth Creation

October 23, 2012

Most investors in financial assets have pretty much a myopic view of asset wealth accumulation – stocks and bonds.  Of course, it’s not just novice or certain types of advanced investors that place great weight on equities and debt – academia, the political world, and professional financial organizations tend to have a large portion of […]

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Capital Gains Taxes: A $0.9 Billion Increase on Private Equity

October 22, 2012

Capital gains taxes are set to rise come January 1st, with the capital gains tax rate rising from anywhere between 9 percent if you’re in the current 33 percent  bracket to 50 percent if you’re in the lowest bracket.  The capital gains tax rate is set to increase by 13 percent if you’re in the […]

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Romney and Private Equity Job Creation

October 18, 2012

With the presidential election bringing private equity and wealth creation to the fore, one might reasonably ask: first, did Romney really create 100,000 jobs and second, what kind of economic impact did Romney’s Bain Capital have on the economy as a whole?  The first question is an accounting exercise using varying assumptions regarding the time […]

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Private Equity Off to a Strong Start in 2012

July 16, 2012

According to Dow Jones LP Source, both U.S. and Europe based private equity funds saw strong support from Limited Partners in what was the best half for private equity fundraising since 2008. American private equity managers managed to raise $86 billion in new money in the first half of 2012, while their European counterparts gained […]

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Private Equity Opportunity Driven by Access to High Yield Debt Markets

June 11, 2012

One of the key factors in the attractiveness of private equity investments it the cost of leverage that firms use to boost equity holder returns. Generally, private equity firms use a combination of senior bank debt (or bank credit facilities), senior bonds and subordinated (mezzanine) debt in order to increase leverage in their investments over […]

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Private Equity Firm: TPG

May 25, 2012

TPG is a global private investment firm with USD 49 billion of assets under management. Established in 1992, the firm has offices in Fort Worth, Houston, New York, San Francisco, São Paulo, Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, London, Luxembourg, Moscow and Paris. TPG investment platform: TPG Capital is the firm’s principal […]

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