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    Sterling Sticks to Its Industrial Roots

    The Sterling Group recently closed a $1.25B Fund IV and will continue to invest in family-owned industrial businesses throughout the U.S., says the firm’s Franny Jones.

    August 4, 2015
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    PE Firm Buys Gatti’s Pizza, Plans Expansion

    Restaurant specialist Sovrano LLC acquired the pizza buffet chain from another PE firm with plans to expand its U.S. footprint in the Southeast region and beyond.

    June 30, 2015
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    What Are PE Investors Thinking?

    In a recent research paper, Steven Kaplan of the University of Chicago, along with two other researchers, gained some insights into the inner workings of PE firms and the strategies of their founders.

    June 16, 2015
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    TPG Looks to Expand Cirque du Soleil East

    TPG leads private equity investors Fosun and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in purchasing a majority stake of global entertainment brand Cirque du Soleil.

    June 2, 2015
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    How SBIA Aims to Help the Little Guy

    Public policy that impacts private equity is often modeled on large funds. The Small Business Investor Alliance’s Brett Palmer, and a COO of a member PE firm, discuss a couple of pieces of legislation they’re championing to help lower-middle-market PE funds.

    May 20, 2015
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    FFL Looking Good With Latest Deal

    After more than two years of research, FFL Partners finally closed on its transaction to acquire Clarkson Eyecare for an undisclosed sum. As managing director Chris Harris puts it: “This was a long time in the making.”

    May 1, 2015
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    Sterling Partners to Put $200M in Education Deals

    Chicago-based firm closes first sector-focused fund

    May 1, 2015
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    Idiosyncrasies of Dealmaking in Japan

    PE veteran Richard Folsom discusses the importance of building relationships in Japanese dealmaking.

    March 3, 2015
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    Investing in the Small Business Funding Gap

    Pine Brook’s Robert Glanville tells Privcap why his firm sees a great investment opportunity in alternative small business finance companies.

    February 2, 2015
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    ‘Natural Pause’ in Activity for PE Energy M&A

    David Denechaud recently joined the firm Sidley Austin LLP, and spoke to Privcap about what he’s seeing in his practice of private equity and oil and gas merger and acquisition transactions, and what’s ahead, as the PE sector watches oil prices.

    December 2, 2014
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    Undefeated: Energy PE Funds

    In the long term, energy funds on average have outperformed most equity and debt indices

    June 10, 2014
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    The North American Energy Revolution

    Privcap takes a closer look at the shifting dynamics of the booming oil and gas sector

    June 10, 2014
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    U.S. Energy Needs More Private Equity

    Private equity is transforming the oil and gas landscape. Meanwhile, capital-intensive energy investing is transforming private equity.

    June 10, 2014
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    Allocation Policy, Pros and Cons

    A look at five common approaches to doling out co-investments, and the trade-offs that must be made to maintain transparency and satisfy LPs.

    May 13, 2014
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    Up-and-Coming LPs

    A number of notable LPs are taking the plunge into co-investments for the first time or are significantly expanding their commitment to the asset class

    May 13, 2014
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    The Top 20 Co-investing LPs

    Privcap shines a light on the LPs with the strongest appetite for direct and co-investment

    May 13, 2014
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    The New Era of Co-invest

    Sophisticated investors want more private equity, but on their own terms. How are GPs managing the transition?

    May 13, 2014
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    Case Studies: Separate Accounts

    The effectiveness of separate accounts has been in question as LPs have taken up the practice, with some value when structured appropriately.

    May 13, 2014
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