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Pardee formed Mercury along with partners Michael Ricciardi, Mercury’s chief executive, and Enrique Cuan-Ruiz in 2009 after spinning out of Merrill Lynch’s private fund placement group in 2009.
US Capitol Dome
Watch who takes leadership roles on the various legislative committees in Congress that impact private equity, as well as key positions in the administration.
GP stakes
Investcorp’s team focuses on mid-market GPs, which it believes presents a more robust opportunity than the larger side of the market.
Under a 'blue wave' scenario, progressive politicians like Elizabeth Warren would have more power to target aspects of the financial system they have consistently criticised, including private equity.
Vista Equity Partners, Robert Smith, private equity, pension fund
Smith will pay his penalty and back taxes, and then should get on with the business of running and growing Vista, several LPs told Buyouts.
Long-term investing
Silver Lake’s launch of a multi-decade strategy is the latest example of a private equity industry grappling with how to hold on to assets outside of a traditional 10-year fund model.
Coinvestments have been a hot topic in private equity as more limited partners seek ways to build direct exposure alongside their trusted GPs in investments.
money
Because of the greater sophistication necessary for private equity investing, what’s not likely any time soon is that individual investors will be able to directly invest in a private equity fund as a standalone product.
The pension in question committed €50m to CVC's new flagship, but one official questioned the widespread practice of raising funds early and putting them on the shelf while they deploy the prior pool.
recycle, trash, rubbish, garbage
These situations are especially relevant in older funds that have deployed most of their capital, with little left to reinvest back into portfolio companies.
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