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April 10, 2019

Arizona State Retirement System Using Tech To 'Slice-And-Dice' Investment Opportunities | Eric Glass, Senior Portfolio Manager | Q&A

Eric Glass is a senior portfolio manager at the Arizona State Retirement System, where he oversees the private market portfolio. In this interview, he shares the reasons behind ASRS' success in the last decade, why they are less bureaucratic than their pension peers, and how the investment office is using cutting edge tools to analyze investment opportunities.
Read by 75% of LPs 14 minutes ago

Hedge Funds: Deep-diving Into The 2018 Numbers | Allaboutalpha: Alternative Investing Trends And Analysis | A Finance Blog About Private Equity, Commodities, And Other Alternative Asset Classes.

Martin McCubbin, a senior research analyst at Fidante, looks at the hedge fund performance numbers for 2018 in a new paper, which shows it was a difficult year. Early going in 2019 has been somewhat better, but that the "better" cannot be relied upon. The rest of this year couldRead More.
Read by 72% of LPs 14 minutes ago

India: Leap Green Energy In Talks With Eig Partners To Raise $200M

Leap Green plans to use the capital to repay debt and for developing the pipeline of projects. The post India: Leap Green Energy in talks with EIG Partners to raise $200m appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 41% of LPs 14 minutes ago

Private Equity Investors Are Making Bigger Bets In Asia's Healthcare Sector

Deal value in Asia Pacific in 2018 stood at $15.8 billion, up 77 per cent from $7.2 billion in 2017, per Bain & Co.'s eighth Global Healthcare Private Equity and Corporate M&A Report. The post Private equity investors are making bigger bets in Asia's healthcare sector appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 77% of LPs 14 minutes ago

Xconomy: San Antonio Wound-care Company Eyes (another) Initial Public Offering

San Antonio--Acelity may become a public company again, eight years after a consortium of private equity firms took the company, then known as Kinetic Concepts, private. KCI Holdings, an affiliate of Acelity, filed paperwork Thursday morning with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that proposes to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange. [...]
Read by 36% of LPs 14 minutes ago

Warburg-backed Stellar Value Chain Buys Logistics Firm Patel Roadways

US private equity firm Warburg invested $125 million in the company in 2016 for a majority stake. The post India: Warburg-backed Stellar Value Chain buys logistics firm Patel Roadways appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 58% of LPs 44 minutes ago

Pinterest, Zoom Shares Surge In Market Debuts After Ipos

Shares of Pinterest Inc surged almost 30 percent in their stock market debut on Thursday, valuing the online scrapbook company at around $16 billion and signaling investor appetite for new tech listings.
Read by 45% of LPs 44 minutes ago

South Koreans Plough Into Offshore Property Markets As Mainland Chinese Pare Down Investments | South China Morning Post

Mainland China's investments in overseas properties plunged last year amid stringent capital controls and a push by the government to get companies to put their money into belt and road infrastructure projects instead.The vacuum left behind has opened up opportunities for other Asian countries to increase their global real estate portfolios, according to analysts. South Korea in particular has benefited.In 2018 and the first quarter of this year South Koreans spent US$3.47 billion on overseas...
Read by 31% of LPs 54 minutes ago

L Brands Says Hedge Fund To Withdraw Board Nominees After Reaching Agreement

L Brands said on Thursday activist investor Barington Capital has agreed to withdraw its proposed board nominees and instead will serve as a special adviser as part of an agreement with the company.
Read by 37% of LPs 1 hour, 24 minutes ago

The Greenwich Housing Market Is Imploding As Prices Tumble As Much As 25%

So when all else fails, and there are tanks in the streets, you better know how to vote from the rooftops. Houses in the exclusive Connecticut suburb of Greenwich, long known as an enclave for hedge fund managers, are now selling for significantly less lately, with one recent colonial house forced to the auction block. The property, located on the iconic Round Hill Road, is being sold in what would normally be unthinkable fashion for Greenwich: it's being auctioned.
Read by 39% of LPs 2 hours, 14 minutes ago

Index Ventures, Stripe Back Bookkeeping Service Pilot With $40M - Techcrunch

The round values Pilot at $355 million. : Five years after Dropbox acquired their startup Zulip, Waseem Daher, Jeff Arnold and Jessica McKellar have gained traction for their third business together: Pilot. Pilot helps startups and small businesses manage their back office. Chief executive officer Daher admits it may seem a little boring, but the market opportunity is undeniably huge. To tackle the market, Pilot is today announcing a $40 million Series B led by Index Ventures with participation from Stripe, the online payment processing system.
Read by 67% of LPs