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Private equity lawyer joins Willkie Farr in New York

By   /  February 11, 2014  /  News, Markets, Private Equity  /  No Comments

Kirk Radke joins Willkie Farr & Gallagher

Investment firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher has announced the arrival of specialist PE lawyer Kirk Radke to their New York branch. Radke has represented Kirkland & Ellis with distinction for the best part of thirty years with control over private equity sponsors and portfolio companies. Radke said: “The increasingly complex and sophisticated nature of the […]

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Profile: TPG Capital

By   /  February 10, 2014  /  Profiles, Private Equity  /  No Comments

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One of the largest and most successful private equity investment firms in the world, TPG (formerly known as Texas Pacific Group) was founded in 1992 by David Bonderman, James Coulter and William S. Price III. Spread across 18 separate private equity funds, TPG has raised more than $50 billion of investor commitments since it first […]

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Is crowdfunding just private equity for the general public?

By   /  February 6, 2014  /  Features, Comment, Analysis, Private Equity  /  No Comments

PrintrBot, a project funded by Kickstarter

Crowdfunding has really been making a name for itself in the past couple of years, with websites such as Kickstarter making the headlines as the trend picks up the pace. Indiegogo, Kickstarter and Quirky are just three examples of this new type of equity fund, which came into public consciousness in about 2006. Parallels have […]

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GlobalHealth insurance company acquired by New York private equity firm

By   /  February 6, 2014  /  News, Markets, Private Equity  /  No Comments

GlobalHealth purchased by private equity firm

A New York-based private equity firm has bought the Oklahoma City-based GlobalHealth Inc. insurance company in order to expand the company’s services and lower existing costs. The acquisition by Kinderhook Industries was announced investment bank Allegiance Capital Corp. that facilitated the deal. GlobalHealth CEO Scott Vaughn allowed the merger to go through in order that […]

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Private equity interest in mining rises

By   /  February 6, 2014  /  News, Private Equity  /  No Comments

Private equity funds are looking to invest their previously untouched money into mining assets, as mines yet to be snapped up by big-name firms look promising for fund-backed companies. Approximately $8 billion has yet to be allocated to assets, and though buy out companies have been focusing on mining since late 2012, large scale interest […]

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