Home Authors Posts by Marine Cole

Marine Cole

Marine Cole
As Americas Editor for Private Equity, Marine Cole oversees and directs the deployment of resources across PEI Media’s portfolio of private equity-focused titles in North America, including Private Equity International, private funds management and Secondaries Investor. Based in New York, she has been reporting and writing on finance and business topics for more than a decade, including credit markets, tax and accounting, retirement, marketing and personal finance.

Vanilla or chocolate: doing the maths on fund fees

A higher carried interest ensures a better alignment between a GP and its LPs even if LPs end up paying more in fees.

Why Blackstone is moving toward permanent capital

The firm’s COO, Tony James, sees the traditional 10-year private equity fund as ‘a bit of a treadmill’.

Terra Firma’s King: Brexit is disrupting business

Brexit is a large contributor to challenges that have plagued Terra Firma’s portfolio company Four Seasons Health Care, he said at a PEI conference in New York.

Why changing interest deductibility could turn PE ‘upside down’

US GPs do not seem too concerned about a tax reform limiting interest expense deductibility.

Vanilla or chocolate? How do you like your fund terms?

Despite the buoyant fundraising market, it still pays for private equity firms to give LPs options on terms.

Trump remains committed to ending the carried interest loophole

White House Economic Advisor Gary Cohn reaffirmed Trump's position despite the administration's tax reform framework making no mention of it.

Mnuchin: a friend of private markets

The Treasury Secretary will soon unveil the administration’s new tax plan, which is likely to keep the carry interest tax unchanged.

Privately Speaking: UPS on sizing up managers

Brady Hyde, private equity portfolio manager at the world's largest package delivery company, is banking on active portfolio management as the firm joins the ranks of LPs doing more direct investing.

Carlyle CFO: LPs ‘mixed’ on credit lines

Thomas Mayrhofer explains what he considers best practice for the use of credit lines.

Francisco Partners seeking $3.25bn for latest fund

The target for the tech firm’s fifth fund is more than 50% larger than its predecessor.