Mission Creek reports strong PE distribution activity and new client mandates
Mission Creek Capital Partners, an independent investment advisory firm headquartered in San Francisco, has reported strong private equity stock distribution activity and new client mandates.
Mission Creek provides private equity and venture capital distribution management services for private equity institutional investors, general partners, executives and entrepreneurs.
Mission Creek currently manages distribution mandates for institutional and private clients with combined private equity commitments exceeding USD4.0 billion.
Henri Moudi, managing director, says: “Resurging IPO and M&A appetite has resulted in an attractive exit and stock distribution environment for private equity and venture capital funds. The first half of 2014 was one of the most active for IPOs since 2000, particularly for private equity-backed companies with 104 initial public offerings. We anticipate as these recent issuances come off lock-ups, the beneficial impact of the JOBS Act on simplifying the IPO process continues to be fully felt, and as the backlog swells of other private equity-backed companies filing for new IPOs, stock distributions to limited partners will continue to be active. Many private equity-backed companies that went public in the years preceding the financial crises that saw their stock prices fall below their IPO pricing, have now recovered and are also adding to the overall increase in distribution activity.”
Global financial sponsor M&A exits during the first half of 2014, according to Dealogic, was the highest on record at USD196.3 billion, surpassing the previous first half record of USD185.2 billion set in 2007. Global technology-focused M&A activity during the first half of 2014 totalled USD144.9 billion, the highest first half since 2000.
Given the strong capital markets, reviving IPO environment and surging M&A activity, private equity investors can often be overwhelmed by the volume of distributions.
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