GHP Funds

SVP I

SVP I, the debut fund for the firm, closed in December 2002 and invested with four highly successful leveraged buyout funds. SVP I is diversified by sector and geography.

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SVP II

SVP II is a leveraged buyout fund of funds which closed in December 2006. SVP II represents a continuation of the successful strategy utilized by the predecessor fund, primarily investing with large, top tier LBO and growth equity firms. SVP II is diversified by sector and geography.

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SVP RE I

SVP Real Estate I, LP ("SVP RE I"), closed in February 2008, is a private real estate fund of funds. As with SVP I & II, SVP RE I received allocations with historically successful, highly sought after underlying fund managers who pursue compelling investment strategies. The fund is diversified by sector (Office, Hotel, Industrial/Warehouse, Retail and Residential) and geography (U.S., Europe, and Asia/Pacific).

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GHP COF

The GHP Credit Opportunity Fund (“GHP COF”) is a fund of alternative credit and distressed debt funds that is being raised and invested to pursue two specific investment themes: (1) the de-leveraging of European Banks, and (2) the potential for a distressed cycle in U.S. High Yield Credit. GHP COF will pursue complex liquid and illiquid credit opportunities in the U.S. and Europe.

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Author Archives: Granite Hall Partners


Wall Street Lenders Growing Impatient With U.S. Shale Revolution

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Halcon Resources Corp. almost ran into trouble with its banks in June 2013. And again in March 2014. And in February 2015. Each time, the shale driller came close to violating debt limits set by its lenders, endangering a credit line that provided as much as $1.05 billion in much-needed cash. Each time, Halcon’s banks, […]


Too Much Debt + Too Little Cash = Most Distressed Pain Since ’08

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If a company has too much debt and too little income, it’s going to struggle to pay its bills, regardless of when its bonds come due. This is a lesson that investors are learning as distressed U.S. bonds suffer their worst performance since 2008. The notes have plunged 7.5 percent so far this year and […]


Spanish-language broadcaster Univision files for IPO

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Spanish-language broadcaster Univision Holdings Inc. launched the process for an initial public offering by filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The New York-based company filed for an IPO of up to $100 million. That figure, used to calculate registration fees, is likely to change. Univision will trade under ticker symbol “UVN,” though the […]


The Shale Industry Could Be Swallowed By Its Own Debt

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The debt that fueled the U.S. shale boom now threatens to be its undoing. Drillers are devoting more revenue than ever to interest payments. In one example, Continental Resources Inc., the company credited with making North Dakota’s Bakken Shale one of the biggest oil-producing regions in the world, spent almost as much as Exxon Mobil […]


Takeovers and Leveraged Buyouts

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Corporate takeovers became a prominent feature of the American business landscape during the seventies and eighties. A hostile takeover usually involves a public tender offer—a public offer of a specific price, usually at a substantial premium over the prevailing market price, good for a limited period, for a substantial percentage of the target firm’s stock. […]


Monthly Commentary April 2015

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The Appian Fund returned –1.29% in April as quantitative strategies struggled during the month. Low volatility and the stalling of the U.S. Dollar rally were the primary culprits. As a reminder, we substantially reallocated the Fund’s portfolio as of May 1st, exiting two managers and replacing them with two managers new to the Wilshire Managed […]


The Global Overhang

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The Global Overhang (According to Goldilocks): Too Much, Too Little, or Just Right? Following the global financial crisis, we were the first to measure the capital overhang in the US private equity industry and have continued to track its movements, noting that it has been primarily receding. The capital overhang represents unexpired, uncalled capital  commitments and […]



The Impact of Oil’s Slide on Real Estate

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The well-documented plunge in oil prices has prompted many investors to scour their portfolios for any exposure to the stumbling commodity, but Jefferies says there’s another place they should be watching: real estate. “We worry REIT managements might be too positive about the outlook in Texas,” Jefferies analysts Omatoyo Okusanya, Charles Croson and George Hoglund […]


Madison Dearborn seeks IPO for Univision

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Univision owners look to cash out with IPO By Brian Stelter @brianstelter Univision’s private equity owners have been talking about cashing out for years. Now they’re taking their most concrete step yet — enlisting big banks to underwrite an IPO. Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) will jointly lead an initial public offering, possibly […]


Investing in Alternatives through IRAs

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As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques brings executive experience from private equity, software and communications, with a particular focus on using technology to enable growth, to his role as CEO & President of PENSCO […]