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July 17, 2018
In its latest backing by the Bay, KKR has agreed to invest $400 million in marketing startup AppLovin, representing the once-traditional firm's gradual move into the domain of VCs.
US startups have brought in $57.5 billion so far this year. Of that total, roughly $7 billion has been funneled into female-founded companies.
Cerberus Capital Management spent nearly a decade trying to sell Remington Outdoor before it filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. Now, the maligned gunmaker has turned down a surprising offer.
July 11, 2018
Airbnb appears to have learnt from past mistakes and is taking a more conciliatory approach after been told by EU regulators to become more transparent.
July 16, 2018
The EEOC is investigating claims of gender discrimination at the ridehailing giant. We've taken a deeper look at this and other major Uber developments from the last year.
Zoox has authorized the sale of up to $630 million in new shares, PitchBook has learned. SoftBank could be the investor.
July 13, 2018
The mania surrounding the VC industry is showing no signs of slowing. And it's starting to have negative impacts on society.
July 12, 2018
There's a lot going on out there in the wide world of VC. Our unscientific look at the week that was includes personnel shakeups at Uber and two enormous IPOs—one already completed and one to come.
Another quarter, another opportunity to dive into that nitty-gritty US private equity data.
Bain Capital has brought in about $5.1 billion for its fifth European buyout fund, surpassing both its initial target and the size of the firm's previous Europe fund by nearly 25% each.
In the last five years, the European fintech market has become vastly popular. But is the pace of growth sustainable?
July 10, 2018
For the first three installments of our M&A 101 series, PitchBook financial writer Adam Putz spoke with industry experts about different M&A transaction types, investment banking and antitrust law.
When Congress passed sweeping tax reform legislation in December, there was a great deal of uncertainty about how it would affect the private equity industry. We talked to an expert to find out what's happened.
After a miss on Monday's earnings report, the streaming giant's stock stumbled over a cliff in after-hours trading, falling by some 14%. It shed an additional 5% Tuesday. What gives?
Lantern Capital has finalized its $289 million purchase of The Weinstein Company. But now the firm faces two lawsuits from those who felt they were squeezed out of the deal.
What goes up must come down. For private equity firms in the US, that means an eight-year gold rush for raising new cash may finally be coming to an end.
Toka, a cyber defense startup with backing from the likes of Andreessen Horowitz and the venture capital arm of Dell, is launching under the guidance of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak.
In a symbolic shift for an industry that made its name by poaching the public markets, PE buyouts of VC-backed companies have outpaced take-private deals as a percentage of PE deal flow since 2012.
Lady Gaga's stealthy cosmetics company is just one of many beauty businesses to bring in VC funding this year.
LeBron James is a Laker. Does his official move to California mean he'll up his investing game?
Canopy's $205 million deal for Hiku highlights how rapidly the cannabis sector is consolidating in anticipation of legal recreational marijuana sales in Canada as the Cannabis Act takes effect later this year.
We talked to Ariel Tseitlin, a partner at the enterprise software-focused VC firm, about Scale's new fund and its latest venture, Scale Studio.
As Blackstone preps to go big with its next buyout fund, we’ve taken a look at how PE firms have fared with fundraising in recent years.
July 09, 2018
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