Private Equity: No Longer Tied to Middlemen?

Private equity has long been an industry reliant on middlemen. Investors source deals through networks of business connections, turning to investment bankers, brokers, attorneys, and business connections for introductions to high-potential companies and founders. This approach works well enough, albeit at cost; given that investors often have to compete at auctions to win a deal, [...]

By |2020-05-05T18:40:30+00:00April 5th, 2020|Blog|

What the Microsoft/Humana Deal Tells Us About the Healthcare Market

Will Microsoft design the blueprints for the future of digitally-facilitated healthcare? The answer seems likely -- but for once, the tech company won’t be able to accomplish its lofty goals alone.    At the close of October, Microsoft and the health insurance giant Humana forged a strategic partnership. Over the next seven years, the partners [...]

By |2019-12-11T18:21:02+00:00December 11th, 2019|Blog|

Private Equity Is on the Brink of a Tech-Powered Transformation

When I started managing money in 1984 Chicago, people made a living out of yelling across the exchange floor. The room was perpetually in a state of frenzy; well-dressed professionals shouted instructions to colleagues poised over landlines and notepads, while runners darted in and out of the trading pits to ferry paper tickets between the [...]

By |2019-07-24T15:53:42+00:00July 24th, 2019|Blog|