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Private Equity Beat

Zombie Private Equity Funds Sit on $127 Billion Asset Pile
Zombie private equity funds are sitting on nearly 60% more unrealized assets than they were two years ago.

Committed: Calstrs Constructs First Infrastructure Co-Investment
The California State Teachers' Retirement System made its first infrastructure co-investment this year, after signalling plans to take a more hands-on role in infrastructure investing.

The Morning Leverage: Yucaipa-Backed TV Studio Behind MTV’s ‘Catfish’ Files for Bankruptcy
A roundup of the morning's private equity-related news.

Summit Partners’ Joseph Trustey and His Daughter Killed in Plane Crash
Joseph F. Trustey, a managing director and chief operating officer at Summit Partners, and his 18-year-old daughter were killed in a plane crash in Milwaukee on Wednesday.

More Deals Likely as Financial-Data Battle Escalates
McGraw Hill’s $2.2 billion acquisition of SNL Financial underscores the burgeoning market for financial data. One expert sees more consolidation ahead.

Carlyle’s Problem, According to Carlyle: Too Much Demand
Carlyle Group’s hedge fund group may be under fire because of poor performance, but according to the firm’s co-chief executives the firm is facing another challenge: too much money trying to get into its funds.

The Morning Leverage: PAI Partners Selling Swissport for $2.81 Billion
A roundup of private equity-related news.

Private Equity-Backed Companies Expand Revenue Faster Than Peers
For the last six quarters in a row, private equity-backed midmarket companies have posted faster revenue expansion than those not backed by private equity, according to data from the National Center for the Middle Market.

Private Equity Exits Reached Record High in Second Quarter
U.S. private equity firms racked up $125 billion of exits during the second quarter, the highest level on record and an 80% increase from first-quarter exits, according to industry trade group Private Equity Growth Capital Council.

Credit Giants Weigh In On Distressed-Debt Market
Wall Street’s credit giants face slim pickings in their search for cheap bonds and loans to buy, but they’re still finding opportunities in European real-estate and the commodities-related sectors like oil-and-gas.