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April 21, 2017
Just a day after completing its €1.5 billion purchase of LM Wind Power from Doughty Hanson, GE's mulling a potentially $3B sale of its industrial solutions business.
In 2016, LPs participated in no fewer than 76 US private equity transactions, the cumulative value of which hit no less than $33.8 billion, more than any other year in the past decade excepting 2007.
April 20, 2017
Paytm is reportedly in talks to raise $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion from SoftBank. The fresh funds could value the 7-year-old company at as much as $8 billion, up from a reported $5.1 billion valuation it reached last year.
April 15, 2017
We sat down with investing partner Laurel Bowden to discuss her investments and the likely effects of the Brexit negotiations on the UK’s VC and startup ecosystem.
April 19, 2017
The startup world has seen a growing number of cannabis-related companies crop up over the past several years, a development thats likely driven by the increasing number of US states to legalize marijuana in some capacity.
April 18, 2017
Another week, another Uber executive steps down: News broke Monday that Uber self-driving car lead Sherif Marakby had left the company, echoing a string of similar announcements that have come over the last few months.
April 17, 2017
Cloudera has set terms for its IPO, estimating an initial market cap that would value the Big Data company at less than half of its most recent private valuation.
April 14, 2017
Since 2012, net cash flows of private equity funds worldwide have been positive—the last three years with full returns each handily exceeding $130 billion. With returns through the middle of 2016...
April 12, 2017
Yext has priced its IPO at $11 per share, above its expected $8 to $10 range. The New York-based enterprise tech startup, which begins trading Thursday on the NYSE under the symbol YEXT...
April 11, 2017
Dormant for much of 2016, the market for PE-backed IPOs is experiencing a revival. Now a Brazilian airline has joined the ranks, and an American broadband provider may be next.
April 10, 2017
If the IPO window opens wider in 2017, it could provide a better exit avenue for many venture-backed unicorns, leading to much-needed liquidity for plenty of VC funds.
April 07, 2017
Highly publicized spats, including the bidding war over MoneyGram, have exaggerated just how much Chinese corporate M&A activity goes on in the US.
April 06, 2017
Unilever's decision to sell its spreads business could herald a return for European divestments and buybacks.
Parkland Fuel has agreed to acquire Chevron Canada R&M, which operates the oil & gas giant’s Canadian integrated downstream fuel business—the 47th divestiture for Chevron since 2010.
By and large, a list of the most active private equity sellers so far this year overlaps with a compilation of the busiest recent investors. Then there's Epiris.
Home improvement platform Houzz is in the early stages of raising a massive $500 million round that could value the company at more than $5 billion, per a Fortune report.
Energy Services Group, a portfolio company of Accel-KKR since last April, has agreed to acquire Utiligroup. For Accel-KKR, the deal is both familiar and unusual.
The recent uptick in private equity-backed IPOs looks poised to continue, as Emerald Expositions and Floor & Decor have announced their IPO terms.
April 13, 2017
There’s never a dull day at Blackstone. The latest stops in the globetrotting firm's travels: Italy, Germany and Oklahoma.
PAI’s proposal (and Refresco’s ensuing rebuff) could prove part of a growing trend: private equity firms may be increasingly turning to take-private buyouts and corporate carveouts.
Microsoft has agreed to acquire Deis, but how does the software giant and its 23 completed SaaS acquisitions stack up against the likes of Alphabet and IBM?
Roughly a year after Renaud Laplanche resigned as CEO of Lending Club (NYSE: LC), the consumer lending company he founded in 2006, hes announced the launch of a rival startup called Upgrade.
In the world of private equity, the long-persisting effects of the financial crisis are still evident. This is clear particularly when examining fund returns from certain, most affected vintages...
April 04, 2017
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