Private Equity (retail, no mas)

Apparently they've finally gotten the memo on retail (although, as we have well covered, the PE shops seem to be doing okay even while driving their portfolio companies into bankruptcy...but we digress): investments in retail companies are down markedly to 86 globally in 2017 as compared to 300 in each of '15 and '16. Speaking of private equity and retail, gotta love the timing behind the departure of TPG Capital's sole female partner given David Bonderman's ill-timed and inappropriate comments in the Uber boardroom. Notably, one noted potential cause for the separation is that heads needed to roll for the terrible J.Crew investment.