Published On: Wed, Dec 23rd, 2015

TPG head David Bonderman stirring up $80 Billion bank battle


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Billionaire private equity mogul David Bonderman crashed a rival’s party on Tuesday — stopping an alleged sweetheart deal in the $80 billion middle-market lending sector.

In an upset, Bonderman’s TPG Global convinced shareholders of one embattled lender to reject the sale of its management arm to Jonathan Nelson’s Providence Equity Partners — even though leading shareholder proxy service ISS recommended they OK the deal.

The management arm, TICC Management, is a highly profitable piece of the lender, pocketing hedge fund-like fees of 2 percent of assets and 20 percent of profits. With $1 billion in loans, that comes to about $20 million a year.

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