Getting warmer…

Do megafunds offer the same return on investment as say the Russell 3000 or the MSCI AC World indices? According to the WSJ from earlier this week, the creation of megafunds is tied to the plethora of capital flooding the … Read More

All About the Alternative

In an Institutional Investor piece posted earlier this week, author Amy Whyte describes the growing practice of subscription credit facilities. Many private equity, venture capital, private debt, and real assets funds are adopting this approach to use short-term loans, as … Read More

Standing out in a crowded market

We’re entering the last month of the first half of 2019 and to the surprise of many, the current economic expansion continues to impact the market. As of January 2019, Preqin is reporting that there is $2 trillion in dry … Read More

The need for weed

Cannabis is now mainstream. The once illicit drug is finding its way into many different sectors, as more and more states legalize and remove the barriers of entry into the market. Earlier this month, Business Insider spoke with a few … Read More

Transactions decline by 12% in Q1 2019

In an interview conducted by Intralinks, Paul Aversano, managing director with Alvarez & Marsal, discusses the many factors impacting M&A and private equity investments. Aversano believes that valuations will remain high and contends that deals need to get done, however, … Read More

Bought in America?

Trade War. China. Stock sell-off! It’s the can’t miss headline this week coming out of Washington. Who will survive? Who will be impacted? What are the safe investments, right now? And, how will China retaliate? All fair questions, and earlier … Read More

Will Mezzanine transactions continue to climb in H1-2019?

SPS released its Q1-2019 Mezzanine Market Perspective last month, detailing mezzanine market trends and transactions. The final quarter of 2018 ended strong with a 13.5% increase in deals compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. Overall, last year’s results were … Read More

Save room for improvement!

Last week, the SPS team enjoyed a group outing focused on team building exercises and games at the Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford. As with many of these sorts of activities, the concepts can be applied to many areas of … Read More

Are Healthcare deals a safe and stable investment?

This week, Heather Landi of Fierce Healthcare is reporting that private equity sponsored healthcare transactions in 2018 reached record levels, per data released from Bain & Company. According to Landi’s article, “private equity deals last year rose 50% to $63.1 … Read More

Who moved my cheese?

Recently, the SPS team enjoyed a cheese and wine tasting extravaganza prepared by none other than its own resident Gouda cheese expert, Jiwon Kim. With a selection of Gouda cheese from Murray’s Cheese and some pairings of wine and port, … Read More