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The Carlyle Group’s fundraising failure

The Carlyle Group’s two-year fundraising journey for its flagship buyout fund, Carlyle Partners VIII, closed in August raising an abysmal 54 percent of its $27 billion goal and overall 20 percent less than what the firm raised for…

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Is Roark Capital Building a Franchise Bubble?

The Private Equity Stakeholder Project has published a report on Roark Capital, which has collected billions from investors in recent years. Will those investors get it back? Private equity firm Roark Capital, based in Atlanta, recently launched fundraising for…

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Petco’s IPO: All Bark and No Bite?

The private equity-owned retailer’s market share has shrunk and staffing cuts mean employees are stretched Private equity-owned pet supply retailer Petco is seeking to raise $744 million this week through an initial public offering (IPO).[1] In recent months,…


Will Cerberus’ mixed performance hurt its fundraising ambitions?

Last year, we looked at Cerberus Capital Management’s investment in grocery retailer Albertsons-Safeway, one of the largest private equity-owned companies in the United States by employees. We recently took a closer look at the investment performance of Cerberus’ recent…


Endeavour Capital Performance Lags Peers

(Full report available here) Endeavour Capital is a Portland, Oregon-based private equity manager with investments focused on the Western US. While some of Endeavour Capital’s early funds were strong performers, the private equity firm has struggled to keep up…

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