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Private equity’s new power play: the twice-leveraged buyout

Financial Times M&A

Plus, the powerful government officials standing between Toshiba and Japan’s largest buyout, and Just Eat considers selling Grubhub less than two years after buying it

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Leveraged buyouts: big funds flaunt their equity muscle

Financial Times M&A

Specialist buyers may not get massive returns but high management fees can make up the difference

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Ares Raises $1.7 Billion for Australia Private Credit Fund

Private Equity Insights

billion) for a credit fund for Australia and New Zealand, as it seeks to capitalize on opportunities created by banks retreating from leveraged lending. The Ares Asia Direct Lending fund, the company’s first leveraged buyout vehicle for the region, has deployed over A$1.04 Ares Management Corp. has raised A$2.6 billion ($1.7

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Leveraged buyouts are back, baby

Financial Times M&A

Plus, Europe’s largest gaming group shoots for the M&A high score and Spac sponsors scramble to attract investors

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Taurus Private Markets Closes $211m Oversubscribed Private Equity Fund

Private Equity Insights

Taurus Private Markets invests in value-oriented, lower middle market leveraged buyout and private credit partnerships with target fund sizes less than $1.25bn. The firm invests in leveraged buyout, private credit, and venture capital opportunities based in North America. Source: Yahoo! Finance Can’t stop reading?

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Bain, Hellman & Friedman vying to acquire DocuSign -sources

Private Equity Insights

The two private equity firms are among the final bidders in the auction for DocuSign, which is set to be one of the biggest leveraged buyouts of 2024, the sources said. A spike in financing costs in the last two years made financing leveraged buyouts more expensive and big deals hard to clinch. Revenue rose 8.5%

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Squire Patton Boggs adds leveraged finance Partner

Private Equity Wire

His experience covers complex domestic and international transactions in support of M&A activity, leveraged buyouts, refinancing and distressed or opportunistic investments.