Topics: Exits

Famous University to Unload Over $2bn of Funds

Famous University to Unload Over $2bn of Funds

One of the world’s most famous universities, Harvard University, is close to selling its private equity holdings. The university is also planning to unload some of its venture capital and real estate funds at the same time. According to the reports, the assets the university is looking to unload are worth well over $2 billion.   Plans are emerging about [...]

One of Private Equity’s Longest-Held Investments Finally Sold

One of Private Equity’s Longest-Held Investments ...

  There has been plenty of talk lately over the increased holding times in private equity. Some good news came about on Wednesday, as one the industry’s longest-held investment was finally sold when Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) bought SunGard.   The Financial Details of the Deal   FIS announced on Wednesday that it’d buy SunGard Data Systems from its [...]

Buyout Funds Still Looking For Exit

Buyout Funds Still Looking For Exit

Investments made by buyout funds in the era preceding the financial crisis are “still weighing heavily” on PE performance, according to the latest Preqin research. Only a minority of the portfolio companies purchased during the record-breaking period of 2006-2007 have been exited (28% of deals made in 2006 and 19% of those made in 2007) completely.   This means that [...]