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    Examining the ‘Blocker’

    A blocker corporation is sometimes used by a PE or VC fund to invest in an LLC or partnership. Goodwin Procter’s John LeClaire and Jamie Hutchinson explain why this is used.

    June 24, 2016
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    The Case for First-Time Funds

    A veteran placement agent explains why the smartest LPs seek to back new “teams and themes”

    June 24, 2016
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    What Growing Debt Spreads Mean for PE Dealmaking

    As the leveraged loan market tightens, private equity dealmakers are being forced to ask an uncomfortable question—should I pay in cash?

    Of course, no one would suggest we’ll be taking the phrase “leverage” out of “leveraged buy out” any time soon, but using higher-cost junior debt—or replacing it with something else—may very well…

    May 6, 2016
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    Getting Outsourcing Right

    Outsourcing functions from a private equity firm to a third party can seem like a great idea: The firm frees up some of its human capital resources for other tasks or can eliminate a position or two and seemingly save money.

    But it’s important to weigh the pros and cons of making such…

    March 24, 2016
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    Are You Making This Huge Due Diligence Mistake?

    Failing to conduct IT due diligence can make or break your investment strategy warns Dave Noonan and Jonathan Caforio of RSM US LLP

    March 24, 2016
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    Barbarians on Broadway

    A new play depicts the worst version of private equity value-add.

    March 1, 2016
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    Why Brokerage Houses May Be PE’s Dream Opportunity

    Proposed regulatory changes, if approved, will expand a stock broker’s fiduciary duty to their clients, meaning greater legal risk and higher compliance costs for brokerage houses across the country. That reality, coupled with agitation among some investors for large financial institutions to simplify and shed assets, has made it a good time to be a…

    February 3, 2016
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    The Big Takeaway from Gilt Groupe’s Sad Exit

    Is Internet retail incompatible with private equity?

    January 7, 2016
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    Trinity Hunt Revamps Theater Chain for AMC Deal

    A managing partner at Trinity Hunt Partners discusses how it helped grow a local movie theater chain prior to its sale to AMC for $175M.

    January 5, 2016
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    Bringing the Customer Experience to the Forefront

    Brentwood Associates partner Steve Moore explains how the firm is looking to expand premium apparel retailer J. McLaughlin after its acquisition.

    December 1, 2015
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    Swander Pace Cleans Up With Gilchrist & Soames

    San Francisco–based Swander Pace Capital’s managing director, Mo Stout, discusses the firm’s exit of luxury soap maker Gilchrist & Soames.

    November 3, 2015
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    Another Day in the Office for Webster Capital

    Webster Capital continues its healthcare-services platform expansion with an add-on and refinancing of an existing portfolio company. The firm’s David Malm discusses the activity.

    October 21, 2015
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    Webster Capital’s Healthcare Services Rollup

    Webster Capital continues its healthcare-services platform expansion with an add-on and refinancing of an existing portfolio company. The firm’s David Malm discusses the activity.

    October 21, 2015
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    Trinity Hunt Builds Litigation-Services Platform

    After acquiring Deposition Solutions as a platform company in February, Trinity Hunt Partners just completed its first add-on. Managing partner Pete Stein says that in the near future, the firm expects to triple or even quadruple the revenue and profitability of the platform.

    October 7, 2015
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    Tata’s ‘Sprawl’ is Uber’s Gain

    A partner at Tata Capital, Bobby Pauly, explains why the firm invested $100M in Uber India.

    October 6, 2015
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    Niche Printer is Next Page for Michigan Fund

    Martin Stein of Blackford Capital discusses the firm’s latest acquisition of Dickinson Press, a 130-year-old niche printing company, and how Blackford aims to help the Michigan economy through its Michigan Prosperity Fund.

    September 24, 2015
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    AUA Adds to Portfolio Trend With Tijuana Flats

    AUA Equity Partners has acquired Florida-based Tex-Mex restaurant chain Tijuana Flats, adding to its Hispanic-oriented investments. AUA partner Steve Flyer explains the investment.

    September 1, 2015
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    Carlyle’s McCarter: Veritas Growth was ‘Untapped’

    An exclusive interview with The Carlyle Group’s Patrick McCarter, the partner behind the year’s biggest private equity deal to-date—an $8B carve-out of Symantec’s Veritas division.

    August 12, 2015
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