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NAIC Perspectives: Managing Biases

Decision-makers within institutional investors and consulting firms often have preconceptions or biases when it comes to looking at smaller asset managers. In this installment of Perspectives, NAIC's online video series, Angela Matheny, Director of Investment Staff & Diverse Manager Equity at Colonial Consulting, discusses why the firm sets aside those biases to focus on talent and performance when performing their required due diligence.


NAIC and Cabrera Capital Markets Partner on the NAIC Capital Clearinghouse!

NAIC and Cabrera Capital Markets are proud to announce the upcoming launch of the NAIC Capital Clearinghouse Powered by Cabrera Capital Markets. NAIC Member Cabrera Capital Markets has a team of professionals that deliver investment banking and institutional brokerage services to a diversified client base that includes Fortune 1000 companies, mid-to-small cap companies and private equity firms. The Clearinghouse is a members-only platform for generating and executing deals for portfolio companies seeking capital.

This private network helps investors easily identify new acquisition opportunities and simultaneously creates a digital marketplace for portfolio companies seeking to efficiently raise capital. Subscribers to the NAIC Capital Clearinghouse will be able to search for opportunities by industry, deal size, location and more. Access to the NAIC Capital Clearinghouse is reserved for NAIC members and their portfolio companies. Other diverse-owned businesses will be allowed to participate on a select basis.

Stay tuned for more details.


Nile Capital Group: Putting Capital to Work with Diverse Asset Managers

In this Member Focus, we spotlight a diverse-owned private equity firm that invests in other diverse-owned asset managers, Los Angeles-based Nile Capital Group. In this profile, Melvin Lindsey, Founder and Managing Partner of Nile Capital, shares his story – from the big hits taken while managing assets during the financial crisis of 2007–2008, to launching a firm with diversity at its core and receiving a strategic investment from industry leader, Clearlake Capital’s José E. Feliciano.


From William Blair: 10 Things the Pandemic Could Change

Many of the long-term structural changes to the U.S. economy resulting from COVID-19 will depend on the post-pandemic assessments that are made by policymakers and the political reception of their actions. While this process has not yet begun to play out, Ken McAtamney, Partner and Portfolio Manager on William Blair’s Global Equity team, shares his insight into the lasting impact COVID-19 will have on the U.S. economy.


Save the Date! SuperReturn North America is Going Virtual September 16-18

SuperReturn North America is going fully digital for 2020! Taking place on September 16-18, SuperReturn North America provides an in-depth overview of the private equity market, access to industry leaders and more. More than 550 leading players in private equity and venture capital from across the USA and Canada will explore investment opportunities in the largest market for private capital. The virtual experience offers opportunities to grow your connections and meet senior executives in private equity, secondaries, healthcare, technology, private credit, and venture capital.

Confirmed participants include high-ranking representatives from Star Mountain Capital; Bain Capital; Clearlake Capital Group; APG Asset Management US; The Office of New York City Comptroller, our very own NAIC CEO Bob Greene and more. Please use VIP code: FKR2532NAIC for a 10% discount.


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Clearlake Capital Acquires WhiteStar Asset Management

WhiteStar Asset Management, Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., and Pine Brook Capital Partners announced that Clearlake has acquired a majority stake in WhiteStar from Pine Brook in partnership with WhiteStar’s management team, led by Chief Executive Officer Gibran Mahmud. The Clearlake and WhiteStar combined assets under management are now approximately $24 billion. WhiteStar is a leading investor in the syndicated bank loan space, with a focus on collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). The terms of the transaction are not disclosed.

Topspin Consumer Partners and Portfolio Company, Bear Down Brands, Complete Two Investments

Bear Down Brands, a Topspin Consumer Partners portfolio company, announced it has acquired Verilux. For more than 50 years, the Vermont-based Verilux has created innovative lighting products that simulate natural light indoors for reading and seasonal light therapy. In recent years, they have expanded into UV-C light technology to help consumers safely sanitize high-touch surfaces without chemicals. Verilux will be the fifth brand under the Bear Down Brands umbrella, joining Pure Enrichment, Bentgo, Brusheez, and EasyLunchboxes.

Separately, Topspin Consumer Partners announced that it has led an investment in reCommerce, a rapidly growing, technology-enabled selling partner of brands through Amazon. reCommerce offers leading consumer brands an end-to-end solution on Amazon, allowing them to capitalize on growing demand and navigate the complexities of the world’s largest online marketplace. reCommerce combines its proprietary in-house technology platform with world-class creative, marketing, data analytics, brand protection, and logistics services to drive the growth of leading brands on Amazon.


Andrew Junkin Named Rhode Island Chief Investment Officer

Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announced that Andrew Junkin, CFA has been hired as the State's Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Junkin served as president of Wilshire Consulting since 2015, leading a team of over 80 investment professionals. Over his 15-year tenure at Wilshire, he worked with public and corporate pension funds, foundations, endowments, and insurance companies. Before joining Wilshire, Junkin served as a senior consultant and director of research at Asset Services Company.

DLA Piper Announces New US Executive Committee and Global Board Members

DLA Piper announced that partners Angela Agrusa, David Mendelsohn, Kathleen Ruhland and Eric Wang have been named to the firm’s US Executive Committee, and that partner Ann Ford has been appointed to the firm’s Global Board. Agrusa, who also serves as managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles offices, represents international brands, major companies and prominent individuals in high-stakes, complex commercial cases and class actions.

Mendelsohn focuses his practice in the area of insurance and reinsurance transactional, compliance and regulatory matters. Ruhland, who is also managing partner of DLA Piper’s Minneapolis office and chair of the Consumer Goods sub-sector, advises clients on cross-border transactions. Wang serves as co-chair of the firm’s Northern California Corporate and Finance practice and is a member of the Policy Committee. Ford is also US chair and global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice, as well as the firm’s US chair and global co-chair of Sectors.

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