Credit exec resurfaces post-Blackstone feud - State Street is slashing 1,200 jobs - Inside the biggest SPAC deal ever
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- Michael Whitman, the former Blackstone exec tangled up in an epic non-compete battle, has quietly started his new gig
- United Wholesale Mortgage is near the biggest SPAC deal ever - and its CEO didn't even know what a SPAC was nine months ago
- Plaid is on a massive hiring spree now that Visa isn't buying it
A former Blackstone exec has resurfaced at General Atlantic's credit-investing venture after an unprecedented non-compete spatMichael Whitman has finally found a home.
The former Blackstone credit executive had initially departed the firm in the summer of 2020 for a job at General Capital. Whitman was planning on looking for debt investment opportunities via a joint-venture with Iron Park Capital.But Blackstone had different plans, citing a non-compete against Whitman.
However, it appears the dust has finally settled on the dispute, for now.Read the full story here.
United Wholesale Mortgage is about to go public via the largest blank-check deal to date. CEO Mat Ishbia explains how he went from knowing zero about SPACs to a $16 billion valuation in just 9 months.Mat Ishbia, CEO of United Wholesale Mortgage, wasn't familiar with what a SPAC was just nine months ago. On Friday, his company will go public at a $16.1 billion valuation via a SPAC deal. See more here.
EXCLUSIVE: Plaid is on a hiring spree and plans to double its tech staff in 2021 now that its sale to Visa is off, insiders say
Fintech Plaid, which recently broke off its planned acquisition by Visa, is aggressively on the hunt for new talent. See more here.
Sixth Street just inked its second insurance deal of 2021, showcasing private equity's gold rush into the space
Sixth Street just agreed to buy insurance company Talcott Resolution for $2 billion in another sign of private equity looking to make deals in the insurance space. Read more here.
State Street plans to cut the jobs of 1,200 employees this year, after pledging to avoid layoffs during the pandemicState Street announced durings its fourth-quarter earnings call it plans to cut 1,200 jobs to its global workforce, citing automation as a major reason why. Read more here.
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