The Information finance editor Nate Becker sent out the following on Friday:
Team! I’m excited to announce the next addition to Finance, Rachel Graf. She’ll be reporting on the sprawling and ever-important world of private equity, including firms like Blackstone, Thoma Bravo, Silver Lake, Vista, KKR, Apollo and others. These firms are loaded with cash, wield incredible influence and employ some of the biggest personalities in finance. And oh, by the way, they’re primed to do tons of deals in the near future.
Rachel is excited to get back into journalism after spending the past few years working at law firms where she investigated fraud at publicly traded companies. Prior to joining the legal world, she was a reporter covering the securities industry for Law360, where she wrote about big court cases and regulations impacting Wall Street. She also had stints covering business at TheStreet and assisting with breaking news coverage at The Wall Street Journal. Rachel is also a Certified Fraud Examiner. On the weekends, she can be found in Fort Greene Park with her dog, Ghost (an homage to seasons one through seven — and one through seven only — of Game of Thrones). She also loves traveling, karaoke (her go-to song is “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson), and flavored seltzer water.Rachel will be based in New York and starts Thursday of next week. Please welcome her with open arms!Nate