#AlignedValue: Top 50 #PrivateEquity Funds ranked by AUM

 Highlights Total AUM > $1.5 trillion Top 10 AUM > $900 billion  (~60%) Top 3 AUM > $400 billion    (~28%) Data as of December 31, 2015 Rank Private Equity Firm Assets ($ millions) 1 Apollo Global Mgmt.* 149,494 2 Blackstone Group 146,000 3 Carlyle Group 123,800 4 Kohlberg Kravis Roberts 98,600 5 Ares Mgmt.* 75,200 6 Oaktree Capital 70,374 7 Fortress 67,500 8 Bain Capital 65,000 9 TPG 62,169 10 Ardian (formerly AXA Private Equity) 45,000 11 Providence Equity Partners 40,000 12 Warburg Pincus 36,500 13 Advent International 32,900 14 Partners Group 32,500 15 Hamilton Lane 32,300 16 Pantheon … Continue reading #AlignedValue: Top 50 #PrivateEquity Funds ranked by AUM

Largest #PE #LBO of 2014: $PETM // Transaction valued at $8.7B // $83/share cash // 9.1x #EBITDA

PHOENIX & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 14, 2014– PetSmart, Inc.(NASDAQ:PETM) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a consortium led by BC Partners, Inc. at a price of $83.00 per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 39% over PetSmart’s unaffected closing share price on July 2, 2014. The consortium includes Funds advised by BC Partners (“the BC Funds”), alongside several of its limited partners, including La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“La Caisse”) and StepStone. Longview Asset Management, which owns or manages approximately 9% of PetSmart’s outstanding shares has committed … Continue reading Largest #PE #LBO of 2014: $PETM // Transaction valued at $8.7B // $83/share cash // 9.1x #EBITDA

[VIDEO] Businessroundtable.org (@BizRoundtable) @SquawkCNBC #CEO Interview Recap

Video via CNBC.com.  Hosts: @JoeSquawk, @BeckyQuick, and @AndrewRSorkin. Pictured: Steve Schwarzman of Blackstone. “AT&T CEO: US tax code noncompetitive“: Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman & CEO, discusses his outlook on the economy and why lawmakers need to implement tax reform. “This will drive economic growth: AT&T CEO“: Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman & CEO, explains how a broken U.S. tax code and regulations are blocking job growth in America. “AT&T CEO: Old rules inappropriate for Internet“: Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman & CEO, discusses net neutrality and regulation of the Internet.” “Need broad-based immigration reform: MSI CEO“: Greg Brown, Motorola Solutions CEO, shares his thoughts on … Continue reading [VIDEO] Businessroundtable.org (@BizRoundtable) @SquawkCNBC #CEO Interview Recap