Tag: Private Equity

TEK2day Spotlight: The Evolving Insurance Industry

TEK2day Spotlight: The Evolving Insurance Industry

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Private Equity Continues To Acquire Insurance Assets

Private Equity Continues To Acquire Insurance Assets

Blackstone (ticker: BX) and AIG (ticker: AIG) announced a deal where Blackstone would pay $2.2 billion to acquire a 9.9% stake in AIG's life insurance and retirement services group ("AIG L&R"). The deal will take Blackstone's insurance business to approximately $150 billion AUM. We will have a TEK2day "Spotlight" report on this subject in the … Continue reading Private Equity Continues To Acquire Insurance Assets

Private Equity and Life Annuity Insurance

Private Equity and Life Annuity Insurance

Tickers Mentioned: Roper Technologies (tkr: ROP); SS&C Technologies (tkr: SSNC); Verisk (tkr: VRSK) Private Equity has ramped its exposure to the Life Annuity Insurance industry over the past decade with PE-owned or PE-sponsored insurer's admitted assets growing from $67.4 billion in 2011 to $604.1 billion at year-end 2020 (per AM Best), a 9x increase. If … Continue reading Private Equity and Life Annuity Insurance

Put Your Strategic M&A Team On Ice

Put Your Strategic M&A Team On Ice

Perhaps that recommendation is a bit harsh and unexpected coming from me, someone who is a staunch advocate of strategic M&A. However, the fact is that interest rates are historically low and valuations will remain historically high until such time as interest rates begin to rise. As we recently wrote, equity valuations have the looming … Continue reading Put Your Strategic M&A Team On Ice

We Like The Prospective Link Group Acquisition for SS&C<span class="badge-status" style="background:red">Premium</span> 

We Like The Prospective Link Group Acquisition for SS&CPremium 

The deal for Australia's Link Group (tkr: LNK) is a competitive one, insofar as Link Group has disclosed. The competing prospective acquirers include SS&C Technologies (tkr: SSNC), and a pair of private equity firms - Sydney-based Pacific Equity Partners (Link's former owner) and Carlyle Group (tkr: CG) whom are bidding together. Our best guess is … Continue reading We Like The Prospective Link Group Acquisition for SS&CPremium 

Is There Another Leg To Drop In The SolarWinds Cyberbreach?

Is There Another Leg To Drop In The SolarWinds Cyberbreach?

Cyberbreaches do not receive enough attention. The last time we railed against a company related to a Cyberbreach was the Equifax (tkr: EFX), hack of 2017. That breach was disclosed in September 2017 despite the fact that the company had knowledge of the hack for months. EFX executives sold stock ahead of the disclosure. SolarWinds … Continue reading Is There Another Leg To Drop In The SolarWinds Cyberbreach?

The Mortgage Processing Market Is A Riddle Best Solved by FinTech Companies

The Mortgage Processing Market Is A Riddle Best Solved by FinTech Companies

Intercontinental Exchange (ticker: ICE) recently announced that it agreed to acquire Ellie Mae from Thoma Bravo for approximately $11 billion. It makes sense that a large FinTech company is working to drive automation across the mortgage processing landscape. Ellie Mae will nicely augment Intercontinental's 2018 acquisition of MERSCORP. MERSCORP operates the MERS System, a national … Continue reading The Mortgage Processing Market Is A Riddle Best Solved by FinTech Companies

Debt-Loading Is Killing Innovation

Debt-Loading Is Killing Innovation

Ever "carb-load"? I used to. "Carb-loading" is the process of consuming large quantities of carbohydrates which are stored as glycogen and subsequently burned while competing in an athletic event. Doing so made me feel sluggish. Do you know who else feels sluggish? Software companies that Private Equity owners have loaded with debt. It's difficult to … Continue reading Debt-Loading Is Killing Innovation

The SPAC Bubble Is Further Evidence of A Market Bubble

The SPAC Bubble Is Further Evidence of A Market Bubble

Easy credit, lofty equity valuations and a weak economy are all pointing to investors getting burned. The 2020 SPAC frenzy is further evidence of market excess. Billy Beane the baseball GM is a partner in a SPAC that will pursue SportsTech acquisitions. Former hedge fund managers, former VC's, even former operators who were not known … Continue reading The SPAC Bubble Is Further Evidence of A Market Bubble