Livingstone Adds Four Bankers to Chicago Team

Livingstone Adds Four Bankers to Chicago Team

Livingstone has added four new bankers to its team with the hiring of Thomas Geen, Colin O’Callaghan, Adam Lucas and Colin Monasterio. “We are thrilled to welcome these well-qualified individuals to the Livingstone team at a significant time in our history. Livingstone is experiencing record activity since opening our doors in 2007 and our ability […]

GE Antares Backs Latest Leonard Green Acquisition

GE Antares Backs Latest Leonard Green Acquisition

GE Antares served as administrative agent on a $405 million senior credit facility to support the acquisition of Tank Holdings, a designer and manufacturer of rotationally-molded polyethylene and steel containers and a portfolio company of Olympus Partners, by Leonard Green & Partners. “GE Antares has a deep understanding of Tank’s business,” said Usama Cortas, principal […]

Oppenheimer Names New Investment Banking Co-Heads

Oppenheimer Names New Investment Banking Co-Heads

Oppenheimer & Co. has announced that Bruce McCarthy and Marc Thompson have been named as co-heads of the firm’s investment banking group. They replace Marshall Heinberg who is leaving Oppenheimer after 25 years of service. “We are very pleased that Bruce and Marc have accepted this expanded role at Oppenheimer. Investment Banking, which is a […]

Spencer Allen Joins Windjammer as an Associate

Spencer Allen Joins Windjammer as an Associate

Windjammer Capital Investors has hired Spencer Allen as a new associate. He will be responsible for sourcing and evaluating investment opportunities, performing due diligence, participating in the structuring, negotiating and closing of transactions, and assisting in the management of portfolio companies. Mr. Allen will be based in the firm’s Waltham, MA office. Mr. Allen comes […]

Monroe Capital Backs Latest Seaport Capital Acquisition

Monroe Capital Backs Latest Seaport Capital Acquisition

Monroe Capital has provided a $16.5 million unitranche facility to support the acquisition of FTJ FundChoice by Seaport Capital Partners. FTJ FundChoice provides technology enabled mutual fund trading platforms to investment advisors nationwide. The company was founded in 2001 and is based in Hebron, KT (www.ftjfundchoice.com). “We were extremely pleased to have Monroe Capital as […]

Blum Capital Adds New Partner and Associate

Blum Capital Adds New Partner and Associate

Blum Capital Partners today announced that Peter Westley and Carol Fu have joined Blum Capital’s investment team as partner and associate, respectively. “We are fortunate to have professionals as accomplished as Peter and Carol join our team,” said Jane Su, Co-Managing Partner at Blum Capital. Blum Capital plans to continue to enhance its team of […]

Coller Capital Closes Fund 6 over Target

Coller Capital Closes Fund 6 over Target

Coller Capital has held a final closing of Coller International Partners VI with commitments of $5.5 billion. The new fund, which had a target size of $5 billion, will acquire private equity portfolios, positions in existing private equity funds and interests in privately-held companies. Coller International Partners V closed in April 2007 with commitments of […]

Joe Baratta to Head Global Private Equity For Blackstone

Joe Baratta to Head Global Private Equity For Blackstone

Blackstone announced today that Joe Baratta will become head of global private equity for the firm. Mr. Baratta currently heads the private equity team in Europe and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He will be based in New York beginning in September. “Joe Baratta embodies the best of Blackstone – high integrity, […]

Active Deal Pipeline Points to Positive M&A Momentum in Second Half

Active Deal Pipeline Points to Positive M&A Momentum in Second Half

While uncertainty over the global economic environment and volatile equity markets significantly slowed US deal volume earlier in the year, an uptick in activity during the end of the second quarter, in conjunction with an active pipeline, indicates the M&A market is regaining momentum, according to a new report from PwC. With corporations focused on […]