The Afternoon Deal: Follow the money

March 1, 2010

currencyFollow the shifting money patterns into Asia and the secondary market at the Reuters Private Equity and Hedge Funds Summit. Later this week look for exclusive interviews from top management at Blackstone, 3i and THL.

Private Equity and Hedge Funds Summit:
-Asia set to grab a 5th of hedge fund flows
-PE secondary deals seen picking up
-Hedge funds, private equity face profit squeeze

Deals from the Web:

‘Golden Era’ May Elude Private-Equity Investors as Prices Rise (Bloomberg)
“Private-equity firms tell investors that the years following recessions offer the best opportunity to make money. This time may be different.” – Bloomberg

Four Thoughts About the Return of Merger Monday (WSJ)
“So, what does today’s flood of deals say about the economy, the state of M&A and future deal making?” – WSJ

MSCI Is Still on the Hunt for an Index Deal (NYT)
“When asked if MSCI, known for its international and commodity indexes, had the capacity (and desire) to make more deals after absorbing RiskMetrics, Mr. Fernandez was unequivocal in his response.” – NYT

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